Silence Between Waves | Richard Chappell Dance at Berry Head Napoleonic Fort

Silence Between Waves | Richard Chappell Dance Sunday 9th June, 2019 

Napoleonic Fort, Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brixham TQ5 9AP 

  • A collaborative dance performance about what it means to be ‘home’ told through movement and sound. Silence Between Waves brings together a cast of three exceptional Singaporean dancers with a community cast drawn from Torbay. It is an invitation for audiences to consider what home means to them, set within the arresting landscape and seascape of Berry Head. The performance connects two places across the sea by reflecting on home and far away. 

    Richard Chappell Dance will be delivering workshops with Dance in Devon, ROC Creative, Brixham Academy and The Spires School, to encourage meaningful dialogue on international collaboration, and to recruit participants to take part in two workshops on Berry Head that will culminate in performance moments of ‘Silence Between Waves’. 

    The work is supported by Arts Council England and is a collaboration with Dance in Devon who will support Richard Chappell through mentoring and community engagement. It also establishes new partnerships for Richard Chappell Dance with Singapore’s National Arts Council and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.


  • Suitable for all (particularly age 10+)


  • Access info

  • There is a car park at Berry Head. Disability access is good with tarmac or laid paths into both the North and South Forts. Two mobility scooters are available for use and these can be picked up from the car park on arrival. Prior booking for these is essential, preferably 48hrs in advance, by contacting the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust office on 01803 882619.