Press Release

Choreographer Katie Green returns to Derby with Matters of Life and Death

Mon 27th February, 2012 @ 12:52pm by deda

Choreographer Katie Green returns to Derby with Matters of Life and Death

Multi award-winning choreographer and former Déda|Artist Katie Green returns to Derby on Friday 23 March with her latest work, Matters of Life and Death

Re-imagining a key scene from Waterland, Graham Swift’s 1983 Booker-prize nominated novel, Matters of Life and Death portrays the discovery of a body in a Fenland sluice. The choreography follows four individuals as they urgently begin to retrieve the body from the water and are forced to come to terms with this life-shattering event.

The work was created in the studios at Déda last year and has come full circle, closing a UK tour in the Déda Theatre. Katie Green was an Associate Artist with Déda from 2010-2011, creating a disco-themed Flash Mob for Derby Festé and working with Déda Youth Performance group InCompany while also working on Matters of Life and Death.

Matters of Life and Death will be accompanied by a short piece of work created as part of the Made by YOU project. For this scheme, an exceptional young choreographer was selected from the East Midlands, receiving mentoring and feedback from Katie and given two weeks in the Déda studio to work with the company’s dancers.

The successful choreographer was 19 year-old Alexa Mason from Ashbourne in Derbyshire, who created her duet Oxygen, which explores the idea of survival in a variety of ways.

Matters of Life and Death will be performed at Déda on Friday 23 March at 8pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concession) and are available from the Box Office on 01332 370911 or online at


Notes to Editors:

For images, interview requests, and press enquiries, please contact:

Helen Dawson, Marketing and Programming Assistant

T: 01332 370911

Listings Information

Friday 23 March 8pm

Matters of Life and Death

Presented by Katie Green

Tickets : £10 (£8)


Déda is a unique venue located in Derby city centre offering a dance-focussed arts programme. The building houses two performance spaces, two professionally equipped dance studios, conferencing facilities and the CUBE café|bar.

With a class curriculum of almost 50 classes a week and an extensive community development programme Déda is one of the key cultural organisations in the city.

Déda receives funding from Arts Council England and Derby City Council.


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