Unearthed Dance Company:
Choreographer: Hannah Mason
Videographer: Andy Mckay
Lighting Design: Blue Parrot
Music: ‘City of Birth’ Armand Amar, ‘Once Again’ Hang Massive, ‘Run On’ Cantus
Dancers: Emily Briggs, Sacha Macleod, Macheala Connelly, Carly Ferguson, Sophie Cunningham, Sophie Gourlay, Cyrus Uy, Leona Sime, Abbie Carruthers, Lauren Christie, Christy Fotheringham, Samantha Mackay, Coral Scott, Stephanie Wear, Jenna Davidson, Delphi Doig, Jasmin Fuller, Rhiannon Moore, Eve Niven, Gayle Strachan. The Dancers in ‘The Playground’ are students from Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS), Edinburgh College, studying at levels from NC to BA (Hons).
This work was created on a group of students from Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS), Edinburgh College in 2019 for their end of year production 'Cross Currents' held at the Kings Theatre, Scotland.
'The Playground’ is a performance piece which explores the schooling system in America and looks at particular traits of controlling behaviours and discrimination which often takes places in schools.
Special thanks to PASS Dance and Edinburgh College.
Penny Chivas: Phased Isolation
Self-shot, edited and danced by necessity, "Phased Isolation" was created amid the growing uncertainty and isolation created during Lockdown. Inspired by the need to be both visible and yet slip away at the same time and be somewhere else. The work represents a moment in which Scotland realised that Coronavirus was a far reaching problem with longer term repercussions than originally imagined. Phased Isolation was based initially on exercises from Katrina McPherson's Screen dance course supported by Dance Base in 2020.
Originally from Australia, Penny Chivas is a dance artist based in Glasgow. Learn more about Penny and her practice on her website: www.penny-chivas.squarespace.com
an excerpt of ‘The Box’
The Box is a dance theatre piece that explores the impact depression can have on an individual and how our society responds to it; presented with feeling and humour.
Choreographer & Director: Julia James-Griffiths
Dancers: Amy Robertson, Alex McCabe, Amelia McCarthy, Lucy May Wilson
Lighting Design: Simon Gane
Producer: Jennifer Philips
Julia James-Griffiths is a dance artist based in Scotland. For more information visit: www.jjgdance.com
Funded by: Creative Scotland | Thing Big | Dance Base | Citymoves Dance Agency | The Work Room | A Sense of Belonging Arts Programme
Special thanks to our supporters: Curious Seed | Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival | DanceLive | See Me Scotland | Penumbra | CAPS Independent Advocacy | North Edinburgh Arts
Angela Legg: In a Box
Script writer: Angela Legg
Performer: Angela Legg
Cinematography by Sean Wai Keung
With special thanks to Sara Palomar at Funny Women Edinburgh: Alternative Interviews for the platform for an initial live sharing on Zoom in May 2020 and for the prompt “How do you keep a creative mind busy in a box?”
Fireboy and Watergirl games. Made by Oslo Albet and Jan Villanueva, published by Miniclip and Armor Games. https://fireboywatergirl.org/
Brooklyn99 Captain Holt meme. Uproxx. https://images.app.goo.gl/zk4mdBhuMud5e6Ss8
David Attenborough clip. Blue Planet / BBC Earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyq4U1k5rRc
(The use of the above media is permitted via the 'Fair Use' policy.)
Angela Legg is a solo performer and creator based in Glasgow, Scotland. Learn more about Angela and her practice on her website: www.missalegg.com
Naiads and Nereids
Choreography: Alexandra Tsiapi
Performer: Alexandra Tsiapi
Song: Sto pa kai sto ksanaleo / Στο’πα και στο ξαναλέω
(Traditional Greek song from the west coast of Asia Minor)
"Naiads and Nereids is the result of my ongoing research on femininity and its association with the element of water. It explores myths and folklore about female creatures that are in some way associated with water as well as rituals involving water as a means of purification/blessing/afterlife.
Through my research I have began a journey to find and reconnect with my roots and discover what femininity means to me." Alexandra Tsiapi