Falling From Trees is a 30-minute production set in a psychiatric hospital that delves into the mind of a resident patient. The piece explores how a neurological disease can alter your sense of self and relationship to the world and people around you.


Adrienne Hart (UK)

Kate Lyons, Jennifer Essex, Adrienne Hart, David Lloyd

Original score
Music for Falling From Trees by Peter Broderick

Alice Powell, Billie Loebner (animation), Miles Hart (animation design)

Lighting Design
Nico de Rooij

Costume Design
Zoe Paul, Fleet Ilya (headpiece)

Supported by
Arts Council Southwest | Dance Digital | Swindon Dance | Jerwood Space

Performances to date
Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place (Resolution! Dance Festival) // Trestle Arts Base, St Albans  // Sadler’s Wells Big Dance Open Platform, London // Glastonbury Festival, Somerset // Swindon Dance, Wiltshire // Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland





Concise and eerie, this is a poignant work
— Lauren Strain (Muso Magazine)
The execution is impeccable, with the four dancers all magnetic, beautifully fluid presences onstage. The choreography is powerful and effective. As an expressionist piece of dance it is difficult to fault.
— 4 Stars – Edinburgh Spotlight
Highly articulate… an ambitious piece and powerful in its content.
— Josephine Leask (review commissioned by The Place)
Imaginative and varied dance, with excellent physical and musical scores
— 4 Stars – Fringe Biscuit
Adrienne Hart has choreographed an impressive short piece, bursting with bold lines and levels, that easily fills the Zoo’s largest performance space. Her choreography revolves around a confident and accessible vocabulary, which helps to deliver a clear narrative, and the performers engage in some terrific extensions and suspensions…
She is a choreographer to watch.
— 4 Stars – Three Weeks
This show is an outstanding example of all the strands coming together in an exciting and satisfying whole – great music from Peter Broderick, intriguing and visceral video projections tied together aptly with Adrienne Hart’s choreography. The dancers are precise, energetic, fluid, powerful actors, and wonderful to look at… Simply free-fall into Neon Production’s multi-media blast of emotional impact, intrigue and beauty.
— 4 Stars – The Skinny
Free and uplifting, evocative and genuinely moving.
— The Scotsman