Today saw St Pancras International host a whole day of theatrical dance performances inspired by the station’s Terrace Wires art project and its current installation Cloud: Meteoros. The performance was created by Combination Dance’s Artistic Director Anne-Marie Smalldon to mark the station’s farewell to the first piece of suspended artwork created by Lucy + Jorge Orta.
Each performance saw a selection of dancers bring to life the figures upon Cloud: Meteoros and take an artistic journey through the station depicting common events - all inspired by the idea of the station as a ‘meeting place’. For example, a young couple meeting for the first time next to the Pancras Road entrance, a traveller getting her ticket near the entrance to the First Capital Connect platforms and a young female waiting for her boyfriend on the arcade outside Thomas Pink. Each performance ended with the dancers travelling up to the Grand Terrace for the finale routine next to the Betjeman Statue, which encouraged the station’s visitors to ‘look up’ at Terrace Wires and be inspired by the extremely popular Clouds.
Anne-Marie's cheorography truly captured the concept behind Clouds: Meteoros and brought the the station alive with her take on the secret lives of the figures that adorn the station's first suspended art installation.
Don't forget to pay the Clouds: Meteoros one last visits as they will be floating down from the Barlow Shed mid-October.
St Pancras International is proud to be the home of some specially commissioned pieces of Art.