enomel (ˈēnəˌmel): Both Sweetness and Strength
Marnie is 7 years old. She has her whole life ahead of her. She will make decisions. She will teach people things. She will never be younger than she is today.
Hannah is 27 years old. She has her whole life ahead of her. She will make decisions. She will teach people things. She will never be younger than she is today. “Let’s write a song for us… and sing it ‘til we’re old and grey.”
This specially commissioned short film explores notions of youth, childhood and femininity. In a world that is changing faster than we have time to even think about, we pause
– if only for a moment –
to think about the future,
to tread the line between:
Created by Hannah Butterfield
Filmed & Edited by Ed Sunman
Performed by Marnie Strachan & Hannah Butterfield
Choreography by Marnie Strachan
Music by Shane Durrant
Hannah Butterfield is a Theatre Maker and Performer based in Bradford. Her solo work is playful and discursive, and uses a combination of dance, live music and a strange range of storytelling strategies to explore human connection and communication. Hannah is also one third of Stand and Be Counted Theatre Company. SBC Theatre have recently been awarded the first Theatre Company of Sanctuary award for their work with, for and about refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK. Hannah is director of a children’s choir in Bradford, and teaches part-time at Leeds Beckett University in Performance and Dance.
To mark Third Angel’s 21st year, we have commissioned new performance films from some of the brilliant artists we have worked with as mentors and collaborators over the last few years. Following screenings at the Where From Here symposium at Leeds Beckett University and The Showroom cinema in Sheffield, we are releasing the films here for free.