Thursday, 12 March 2015

Dance International Glasgow 2015

A major new celebration of dance for Glasgow and Scotland will take place from Friday 24 April to Saturday 6 June

Venues across the city host over 40 events across 6 weeks, including 6 world premieres plus a host of UK premieres, family shows, workshops, exhibitions and talks

The world premiere of Barrowland Ballet’s hotly-anticipated new show Whiteout on 29th and 30th April. Created by Tramway Associate Artist Natasha Gilmore (Glasgow Girls, Tiger, The River)Whiteout is a deeply personal dance theatre show bi-racial relationships and features new music by Luke Sutherland (Mogwai).

Two world premieres from Tramway Associate Artist Marc Brew. In For Now, I am… (26th & 27th May) Marc creates an intimate solo- for the first time since his life-changing car accident in 1997-  whilst Exalt (24th & 25th April), created by Marc in association with Scottish Ballet and Indepen-dance 4 promises to rock the boundaries of ballet
World premieres from some of the brightest and most intriguing talents in contemporary dance, including Tramway associate artist Ultimate Dancer’s look at the alternative dark reality of occult ritual in Holy Smoke (15th & 16th May) and Colette Sadler’s Geist (5th & 6th May), a celebration of subverting the relationship between the living and the non-living.

The Tramway, Sadlers Wells and Dance4 co-commission of Jérôme Bel’s iconic and award winning The Show Must Go On from the renowned Candoco Dance Company (22nd & 23rd May)

From Lithuania, the UK premiere of Home Trip (15th & 16th May) by Low Air Urban Dance Theatre- a dazzling fusion of street dance, music, theatre and literature focusing on the relationships between parents and their adult children.

Double bills from some of the top names in contemporary dance, including Aakash Odedra’s Murmur and Ink (29th & 30th May), charting his relationship with his childhood dyslexia and his grandmother’s tattoos respectively and legendary performer-provocateurs Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion revisiting their classic pieces Both Sitting Duet and The Cow Piece together with new show Body Not Fit For Purpose (25th & 26th April).

Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Company with their interactive video installation Hyperchoreography (24th April – 10th May), which allows the viewer to control the dancers’ movements, plus Jumping Frames (1st & 2nd May), showcasing the best in dance made specifically for the screen in China.

Sadler’s Wells exhilarating new dance show for children Varmints (1st May), based on the award-winning book by Helen Ward

Free community events to get everyone up and dancing, including the DIG Day of Dance (15th May) taking everything from tea dances to hip hop to community centres across the city.

Professional development workshops and discussions for practitioners at all levels with some of the industry’s leading names

“Dance International Glasgow is the new biennial dance event for Glasgow and Scotland” said Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life. “DIG, produced by Tramway, is a growing collaboration between dance artists, promoters, venues and communities. From the end of April right through to the first weekend of June, venues across Glasgow will host new work ranging from ballet to Lithuanian street dance, from Scottish Dance Theatre to spectacular children’s dance from Sadlers Wells, from having your first go at contact improvisation or kathak, to accepting an invitation to dance from Jo Fong. DIG is over a month of events that will make you laugh and cry, question and be challenged – and dance!”

Janet Archer, CEO at Creative Scotland, said: "We congratulate Tramway and Glasgow Arts on producing Dance International Glasgow, a new and inspiring dance festival responding to an escalating growth in interest in dance by people of all ages. It’s great to see such an imaginative programme launching this first festival with many outstanding performers, artists and organisationstaking part, including internationally significant Scottish dance artists working across different choreographic styles.”

DIG will have a particular focus on inclusive dance as an evolving art form, including the two world premieres from Marc Brew, the first performance of Jérôme Bel’s superb The Show Must Go On by a mixed ability company and Luke Bell and Jo Verrent’s award-winning exhibition on how audiences react to bodies that are ‘different’ Take Me To Your Bed (16th May – 6th June). In Dialogue (23rd & 24th May) will be two days of investigation by influential artists, practitioners and innovators from the worlds of dance, disability and performance, aiming to advance the level and clarity of artistic and critical dialogue within the inclusive dance sector.

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