Pass the Salt… was created through a series of mini collaborations between Lucy and dance artist Tara Baker, together Shortcut Dance. Both based in Sheffield, this movement based collaboration emerged when the pair began to create together in 2013.
Pass the Salt… was originally created as a short playful duet on two chairs performing a series of gestural movement patterns set to the hypnotic track Won’t Wash by pop Artist Hot Chip. With every performance the work was purposely adapted to reflect and fit the environment of the event or platform. The piece has been performed at a number of local and regional arts events and scratch platforms including, Tramlines Elevator Fringe Festival, (Sheffield 2013), Word Smack Cabaret, (Rotherham 2013), Nexus Art Festival, (Leeds 2014), and Allotment Soup, (Sheffield 2014).
Shortcut Dance enjoy exploring the limitless possibilities in a limited space. This idea of creating big dance for small spaces led them to develop Pass the Salt… during 2015/16. Through residencies at Yorkshire Dance in Leeds and Access Space in Sheffield, the pair collaborated with visual artist Lili Robbins to create a film adaptation which encompasses movement from the original choreography and ideas explored through the research. The film was premiered at Access Space in 2017.