Presented by Forged Line Dance Company
Lina explores the lives and obsessions of brother and sister William and Caroline Herschel. Both talented musicians and celebrated astronomers, they studied the universe and mapped the stars from their garden in 18th Century Bath.
A new dance work from Bath-based company Forged Line, Lina delves into a caring yet complex relationship, where family ties are tested by individual ambition. Music merges into science, art becomes mathematics, and a brother and sister, far from home, change how we see the universe forever.
This intimate and emotionally charged duet is inspired by themes of creativity, invention and frustration that shaped the siblings' extraordinary story. Featuring music composed by William Herschel.
Supported by Herschel Museum of Astronomy
"The two dancers balanced with real grace the evolution that led William and Caroline Herschel to become leading astronomers. The movement echoed the discovery process; at times explosive, with both dancers rushing across the stage like synapses firing ideas; sometimes delighting in the mundane." Audience Member