Domino blocks will topple Newbury town center
Corn Exchange Newbury and 101 Outdoor Arts present Dominoes by Station House Opera in Newbury town center on Saturday 25th June to mark the 25th anniversary of Greenham Trust.
Thousands of concrete blocks will be installed by hundreds of volunteers to form a winding line through the city, crossing roads, sidewalks, waterways and parks.
At a pre-arranged signal, the first block falls, toppling the second, third and fourth – gaining momentum until the toppled blocks surge through the streets, creating a thrilling, mesmerizing spectacle full of spirit.
Blocks climb steps, cross bridges, swing from high places, and perform gravity-defying routines along the way. Visitors can choose where to watch the falling dominoes go by or plan to chase them en route to their final destination in this monumental yet ephemeral installation.
Station House Opera is an internationally renowned performance company with a unique physical and visual style. Founded in 1980, it has produced over 30 productions of widely varying scale and focus, but all rooted in an interest in creating work that brings people together into one unified vision.
The company has created projects in a variety of locations around the world, from Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage in New York to the historic Frauenkirche and Salisbury Cathedral in Dresden, and has toured the world from Azerbaijan to Kosovo , from China to Brazil.
Corn Exchange Newbury and 101 Outdoor Arts are proud to partner with the Greenham Trust 25th Anniversary Youth Appeal for this epic event.
Money raised will be used to support local young people aged 11-25 and every donation will be matched by Greenham Trust.
150 volunteers are needed to make this event happen, to work together as a domino team to ensure the tumbling dominoes continue their journey through the fall. To participate in this fun event, email [email protected]
Volunteers must be 14 years or older and accompanied by an adult if under 18.
The first domino will fall at 3 p.m. on Saturday June 25 and a map of the course will be available on the Corn Exchange site. Tickets are free (no reservation required). For more information, go to www.cornexchangenew.com or call 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2 pence per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge). Dominos is produced by Artsadmin. The Corn Exchange outdoor program is produced by 101 Outdoor Arts with support from Greenham Trust and Arts Council England.