Role: Director

We are water. We are all waters.
I meet you here…our drips will always find each other, waves outstretched to meet you, swelling around you like a morning tide, holding you up.”

BODIES is a sound and performance installation taking place in swimming pools across the UK. This immersive water, light and soundscape environment investigates the embodied experiences of our relationships with water and invites audiences into the pool for an active, sensory experience of water, discovery & rest.

One of the best things I’ve experienced. At one point I thought ‘I bet this is what heaven feels like’ – & I’m not religious!”

Audience Member, Leeds

It’s rare as adults that we are given the permission to pause, reflect and play in a communal setting … It was great to engage my senses and be in the water without feeling shame about my swimming ability. It was somehow calming and energising at the same time.”

Audience Member, London

Team Credits

Lead Artist: Ray Young, Director: Gail Babb, Designer: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen, Video Designer: Gillian Tan, Composer and Sound Designer: Alicia Jane Turner, Lighting Designer: Nao Nagai, Movement Director: Nandi Bhebe, Dramaturg: Season Butler, Production Manager: Lindley Productions, Producers: Nancy May Roberts & Lucia Fortune-Ely, Access Assistants: Mable Cable & Princess Bestman