Photo | Royal Borough of Greenwich


Hydromania, produced by Avanti Display, is a large-scale site responsive piece involving live performers, water and pyrotechnics which has been used as an opening and finale for many festivals and cultural events around the world. A spectacular show, Hydromania is unique every time it is performed depending on the artists and collaborators involved.

In April 2017, Traceworks Dance were invited by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to perform in Hydromania, as part of the opening night of the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival in Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. Representing Traceworks Dance were Julian Lewis, James Aiden Kay, Rosa Firbank, Jessica Miller and Helen Cox, who performed with dancer Clare Fildes, under the choreographic direction of Ruth Jones. Traceworks were joined by other performers, actors, musicians and of course the Avanti Display production team.

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To read about the Woolwich Tall Ships performance of Hydromania in the Hydromania Archive, visit