SILT is a climate responsive, site-specific performance created for a tidal pool on the Essex coast, commissioned as a key piece for Estuary 2021.

Imagining how humans might evolve beyond an impending climate disaster, SILT is a performance with a strong dystopian thread, looking at issues of rising sea levels and performed live in the water by a group of community performers made up mainly of open-water swimmers from the local area.

The SILT creative team includes the dancer and choreographer Becky Namgauds and sound artist Lee Berwick who created a bold soundscape using recorded sounds from along the estuary that he played live during the performance.

Read more about the SILT creative process here.

SILT was commissioned by Metal for Estuary 2021 and supported by Arts Council England. SILT took place on 24 & 25 September to a sell-out audience in Shoeburyness, Essex.

Photos by Nina Photography

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