Dudendance Theatre are creating an outdoor performance work within cathedral sites along the Scottish Borders Abbey Way as an in-situ “pop-up” performance and for a special event to mark the Commonwealth Games celebration. BORDERLANDS will be a poetic metaphor inspired by paintings of the Renaissance and costumes designed by Canadian designer Heather MacCrimmon. White paper dresses - stylistically a combination of ecclesiastical costume will allow for shape shifting and movement flow. The slow meditative pace and sculptural quality of the performance will unfold like a dream around the audience who will discover different “views” of the choreography through and into the Abbey sites.
They are looking for participants with a keen interest in dance or movement to be part of this exciting project. Weekly workshop sessions will build towards live performances within Abbey settings. Professionals will be paid a fee and non-professionals their expenses.
The January workshop will serve as an introduction to Dudendance’s work process. They will explore themes, dance-theatre improvisation, movement, and work in costume. The full project commitment would be 10 -12 weekly sessions running from April-June followed by weekend performance dates from June 15th-30th. You would need to be available for most of the dates (if there are dates you cannot manage but are keen to be part of the project please let us know).
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest, confirm the day(s) you wish to attend the workshop, your movement background, and age. Please also get in touch if you cannot attend the January workshop but are still interested in taking part.