DIG 21: Shotput | Totentanz (a work in progress)

DIG 21: Shotput | Totentanz (a work in progress)
1st - 16th Oct 2021 £6/£4 (tickets subject to transaction fees: £1.50 online, £1.75 by phone) Tramway View map Visual Arts Performance DIG Book tickets 0845 330 3501

Friday 1 October 
Photographic Exhibition opening 6pm – 7pm  
(Continues until Saturday 16 October*)
Performance 7pm – 8.10pm

Saturday 2 October 
2pm – 3.10pm
7pm – 8.10pm

Exhibition 2 - 16 October (Free entry)
Open during venue opening hours:
Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 6pm
Tuesdays to Fridays 12 to 5pm
CLOSED Mondays
Late opening :
Sat 9 Oct, 12 to 9.30pm
Wed 13 Oct, 12 – 7.30pm 

What if, when we die, we don't need to balance our accounts? What if, instead, we need to make a dance? A dance of death. Tonight, your hosts, Lucy and Jim, attempt to do just that. Join them as they try and fail and laugh and kick and scream, all in an effort to make the perfect totentanz. An in-real-life show about death. 

On arrival, you'll head up to the Upper Gallery for a drink and a photographic exhibition by Brian Hartley, made in collaboration with members of the Dundee Rep Theatre and Scottish Dance Theatre community. You'll then join Jim and Lucy for the performance of Totentanz. This is a first draft, a work-in-progress, so you are also invited to stick around and share your thoughts, helping the company to develop the show in the months and years to come.

Audience notes
The performance contains loud music and references to death. 

Tickets for Friday's performance include entry to the exhibition opening (after Friday's opening, the exhibition is free and open to all until Saturday 16 October). 

Following each performance, the company would like to invite audiences to join them in the upper gallery for an informal conversation around the project.  

Recommended for ages 12+

Access : Transcript can be provided on request

Totentanz was commissioned by Dance Base Scotland, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre and Tramway as part of #LoveDanceScotland. Supported by the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund through Creative Scotland.

About Shotput - company biography

Shotput creates dance-theatre that investigates human relationships. We are fascinated by the darker corners of contemporary experience.

Our productions are physically and visually rigourous, rooted in experimentation and collaboration. We define our work not as a collection of shows, but as a network of relationships with artists and audiences.

Founded in Glasgow in 2018, Shotput is embedded in Scotland and committed to internationalism.

Visit the Shotput website >

Photo by Brian Hartley 


Co-creators and performers Lucy Ireland and Jim Manganello
Creative Producer Helen McIntosh
Designer Anna Yates
Lighting Designer Emma Jones
Photographic Collaborator Brian Hartley
Composer Cat Myers
Stage Manager Ali Biggs