In December 2011, James Cunningham, Suzon Fuks, Skye Nicholls, Jeff Turpin, Anna Yen, created ‘Phoenix Rising’ for the Folkloric Stage at Woodford Folk Festival.
Through Chinese wushu (broadsword, fans) and physical / visual images, Phoenix Rising evokes a woman’s quest for freedom and transformation. Phoenix Rising is inspired by inner journeys reflected in outer physical actions.
How do we come from fear to freedom?
What is the part of courage, humour and travelling companions?
Photos Steve Swayne & Sylvia