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Lina is a new contemporary dance duet by Forged Line Dance Company, exploring the lives and obsessions of brother and sister William and Caroline Herschel. Both talented musicians and celebrated astronomers, they studied the universe and mapped the stars from their garden in 18th Century Bath.
Lina delves into the caring yet complex relationship between William and Caroline, where family ties are tested by individual ambition. Featuring an original soundtrack incorporating music by William Herschel, this intimate and emotionally charged yet playful duet is inspired by themes of creativity, invention and frustration that shaped their extraordinary story.
An introductory short film offers a fascinating insight into the Herschels’ lives, bringing their world of dedication and discovery to life. Created specially to accompany the live performance, the film was made in association with the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and the William Herschel Society.
PRESS / FEEDBACK QUOTES
“This was the performance of two exceptionally talented dancers, delivering a choreographic narrative of tangible beauty and humanity...truly enchanting” – Bathcast
'Astronomy, wonderful choreography and beautiful original music, all wrapped up in a captivating performance with moments of real joy and tenderness. I loved it!' – Audience feedback
'An exceptional piece. Everything about the performance was truly magical; the exquisite choreography, music, lighting and beautiful chemistry between William and Caroline.” – Audience feedback