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SAT 1 AUGUST 13:00 / 17:00
SUN 2 AUGUST 11:00 / 15:00
Something wild is prowling. She can hear it through her bedroom walls. Mum and dad seem to notice, stuck in their dull daily routines, until one day the wild breaks in and everything changes.
A troubled family’s world turns upside down when a tiger invades. With captivating dancers and live music, the evocative sound score brings the tiger to life, whilst the impressive set unleashes the chaos of the tiger in exciting and unexpected ways.
Selected for Made in Scotland 2014.
Enjoy exploring the set after the show!
Barrowland Ballet began in 2008 and quickly became one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful contemporary dance companies. They have achieved a high level of critical and artistic success with work that challenges the perceived boundaries of dance and genuinely connects with people new to the art form and more regular dance attenders. The Blank Album 2008 was their first production which toured to over 70 venues throughout Britain.
Choreographer and Artistic Director Natasha Gilmore is the driving force behind the creation of the work which is inspired by her personal experiences, creating an intimate connection with the audience through its authenticity. Gilmore has forged her identity as an artist working in new and surprising ways across art forms and specializes in collaboration by working with some of the UK’s leading artists. A Conversation With Carmel, 2011 an ambitious touring dance theatre piece combined original music, film and dance alongside participatory engagement, working with an ensemble cast from the local community at each venue. The work received 4 and 5 star reviews and was listed in The Guardian under ‘The best dance 2011’ and was selected to be part of Made in Scotland 2012.
The company’s professional work is directly linked to its community involvement and the two are inter-dependent with one inspiring the other. Barrowland Ballet have a reputation for delivering high quality intergenerational dance theatre projects. This was evident in their project Bunty & Doris, 2013, With over 100 participants, from 2 to 86 years old the work toured to Platform, In 2011 Barrowland Ballet started their own youth company who have gone on to perform at Festivals and venues across Scotland and at the media launch of the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games 2014.
The company works in traditional venues and also site-specifically, most recently, The River, a Festival 2014 event was performed as part of the Cultural programme for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This was performed in London as part of the Greenwich and Docklands Interntational Festival by the banks of the River Thames and in Glasgow on the banks of the Clyde with a cast of over 150 dancers, singers and musicians.
As well as dance theatre Barrowland Ballet also creates dance films, in 2013 Two for Tea which looks at life across three generations of women.
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2015
Company Website: barrowlandballet.co.uk