DIG 21: Traffic Light Cabaret
Part of DIG online
Available on demand 1 to 23 October
A Tramway Beyond Walls film featuring performances from Dyron Sandoval, Jenn Taggart, Sugar and Spin (Libby Odai & Chrissy Ardill)
Concept and direction David Banks
Filmmaker - Johnstone MacPherson Stewart
Part of the Tramway Beyond Walls programme, Traffic Light Cabaret brought performance to the streets of Pollokshields and Govanhill in June 2021, with a celebration of street culture that gave passers-by a moment of relief through performance.
This film brings together footage of the dancers' performing in locations across the south side.
Access: Very visual, with no text
Audience Notes: Suitable for all ages
Music used from 2mins 20 to 4mins 20 includes explicit lyrics with sexual suggestion, reference to violence and swear words.
Produced by Tramway as part of Tramway Beyond Walls. Supported by Creative Scotland’s Performing Arts Relief Fund.
Header image - Dyron Sandoval with Sugar and Spin, photo by Brian Hartley
About the artists
Dyron Sandoval is a freestyle dance champion, who spread the joy of movement, and lit up the streets with the help of his son.
Libby Odai and Chrissie Ardill of Sugar and Spin, are a skating collective who traversed across the neighbourhoods of Govanhill and Pollokshields, stopping to perform at various iconic neighbourhood spots.
Jenn Taggart, a dance artist and choreographer who delighted passers-by with a one-off performance at the Queens Park Arena.
The film was created by Johnstone MacPherson Stewart, a visionary filmmaker from Scotland who has made a name for himself through his unique, dynamic style of storytelling.
Concept and direction from David Banks. A Glasgow based artist with a strong socially engaged practice specialising in performance, movement, and design. He draws inspiration from urban culture and aspires to reclaim cities and reduce inequality through community arts and performance.