Cascade Dance (Jem Treays) 2016

Sound Design & Music Composition

The score for Poppet was very rhythmical. it was created from twisting and manipulating recordings of children’s toys, creaking doors, footsteps, machines and  hacked Mellotron loops.


Poppet is an old English word for puppet. In folk magic and witchcraft a poppet is a doll made to represent a person. In our dance Poppet is breathed into life by four dancers. As Poppet grows from being childlike to mischievous and demanding we ask.


“Having first introduced Poppet and themselves, the spoken word being an essential element of this segment, the dancers move fluently around the bare stage, accompanied by Sion Orgon’s intermittent, percussive score.” The Guardian