On the Move Shortly

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Some beautiful photos from our performance in St. Pancras Station on July 30th.

Photos by Sam Lane for HS1

Some thoughts from our passengers, travelers, and explorers at St. Pancras Station:

We rarely take time to sit and reflect when we travel.
To see complete stragglers interact and then embrace the performance was mesmerizing.
Well done for helping St. Pancras chill!  

…lets take a left turn.
leave a joint impression
convergent and divergent paths
to circumscribe
a melody
John Sawney

It was a wonderful coming together
What a sweet way to bring people together—to connect
Performance was wonderful,  It make me to enjoy it very much. And to make my trip to London happy.  Thank you.

A meaningful disruption which provided a nice burst of happiness and reflection. Lots of fun.  

I liked jumping amounts the dancers and sitting on my suitcase
Ton, Age 3

My favorite was skipping around the boxes. Skip, skip, skip.
Florence Rose Age 4

Thanks for opening my eyes to what surrounds me.  Sometimes people need the reminder, so keep it up!
Kale, 23 Germany

Its a perfect performance.
W’re very enjoy it.
We are from Taiwan
Jessy and Serene

J'ai aimé l'idee du voyage et merci pour cette expèrience pour mon fils.
Bye, Alex Sam

To bring a lightness of being into a madness of anxiety.  Thank you

A great performance—interesting. I see passer-by reactions too.

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On the Move Shortly is a short piece of interactive dance devised for the passengers of St. Pancras Station. It allows travellers to pause in between departure and arrival, reflect upon stillness and movement, and feel their own presence in the midst of motion. It is a private and personal experience in a public space; a respite from the flurry of activity of life, and an invitation to contemplate the present moment in the midst of our various journeys.

A FREE event!

Repeated every hour between 10 am and 3pm
Monday, 30 July 2018, St. Pancras Station, London
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP

Choreographer/director: Jody Oberfelder
Dramaturg: Katalin Trencsényi
Dancers / Travel Guides: Pierre Guilbault, Jody Oberfelder, Maya Orchin, Andrew Sanger
Musician/Signal Master: Emily Nebel
Stage Manager / Conductor: SarahGrace Lehmann
Costumes: Lou Dallas


JOP at Tribeca Arts and Culture Night

Maya Orchin and Jody performed a prototype performance of On the Move Shortly in an iteration called “Audience of One” June 21 in NYC by the No. 1 train at Franklin Street as part of Tribeca Arts and Culture Night. Here are some messages / Travel Thoughts left in our log book from audiences members.  Hope to see you July 30.  

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Fix objects
The eyes to move
Then the mind
Then the body
Thank you for taking me on the trip

Breathing in and out
Connecting to one another
Through heartbeats, movements
absorbing new thoughts and insight
an intimate, liberating experience


I hear the birds I forget to listen for. Thank you.

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