Lancaster sisters doing it for themselves

Ellen, Grace and Lily Turner who are staging a 'Mirrored Minds' exhibition at The Dukes, Lancaster.
Ellen, Grace and Lily Turner who are staging a 'Mirrored Minds' exhibition at The Dukes, Lancaster.

A sister act like no other is promised by three siblings in Lancaster this January.

Mirrored Minds, which takes place at The Dukes, will combine live performance, film and visual art to give visitors a rare glimpse into the process behind performance.

The exhibition is a residency by Turnaround Dance Theatre set up by sisters Ellen, Grace and Lily Turner who grew up in the Lancaster area.

It will document the creation of a dance performance by Ellen and her sister Grace, choreographed by their other sister, Lily, during the week beginning January 12.

The gallery will be open to visitors to witness the creative process leading to a live performance on January 16. The exhibition runs until January 25. As part of the residency, Ellen will create work for the exhibition along with artist Karolina Szymkiewicz while guest artist Lizzie Croucher will paint the movement in real time to create her own work.

Also, Lily will present a selection of private notes so audiences can get a full insight into the thought process behind the duet and a film will be presented showing the story of this work. The exhibition and performance will explore how we use mirror neurons in our brain to learn, recognise and empathise with one another.

Lily began investigating mirror neurons in 2009 as part of her degree studies.

The Turner sisters have worked together since they were children, entering choreography competitions but Mirrored Minds is the first piece they have created as TurnAround Dance Theatre.

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