Had I Not Seen The Sun...
Emma Bowman & Molly Stolton
This short dance film was created after a creative trip into the south Downs around the Chichester area. Inspired by the
natural environment and its endless possibilities of movement content, and the poetic words of Emily Dickinson, Emma used her
creative skills to produce something that further demonstrated her as a performer and interdisciplinary artist.
The work and its title focus on how without times of darkness in the world, the times of light would never be know,
mirroring that of Emma's personal experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a piece that highlights the gradual
ending of a darker time, and a rediscovery of what it means to once again let the light in. To once again move in a way that
is fully natural.
'Had I not seen the Sun
I could have borne the shade
But Light a newer Wilderness
My Wilderness has made —'
-By Emily Dickinson.