This week we are highlighting a beautiful duet first performed in 2017
Father – Daughter. The duet performed by real life father daughter, dancers Kevin and Chloe Shepherd. has been performed at a number of theatres, conferences and events.
Father Daughter is a tender portrayal of a father and daughters relationship.
The dance is inspired by Kevin and Chloe’s shared love of dance and their family home, a secluded cottage nestled in a wood.
The piece is directed by by Rachel Liggitt
Music by; Best of Village Harmony, The Full English, M.Ward & Kayhan Kalhor
‘We witness the hard work of winter life at the cottage, the chopping of wood and the fuelling of fires. Throughout the narrative, Chloe’s journey to maturity is conveyed by hints of gentle conflict between father and daughter; her desire for independence confronting his awareness that parental protectiveness must now be accompanied by detachment and an encouragement of freedom. He retreats into the shadows and we are left with Chloe in a spotlight, standing alone, venturing forth as her own self-reliant woman’
The highlights below were edited from a film made by JTV Production at The Gateway , Shrewsbury in 2017