DIG 21: Barrowland Ballet Films on Demand - And I'll Huff, Strings and Loose Leaf Tea
Part of DIG online
Available on demand from 11 to 17 October
We present three short films by one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful contemporary dance companies:
Strings explores the rich possibilities for connection, and creative expression through dance. Bringing together Barrowland Ballet's dance artists and young people with complex needs, Strings celebrates children’s ability to take the lead and express themselves physically. The connections are sensitive and intimate allowing the children creative agency in the work.
To care for someone is to feel concern or interest, to attach importance to them, it takes time, focus and commitment. Strings shows how we can care for people and the joy that can come from it.
Funded by Barrowland Ballet, Creative Scotland, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Loose Leaf Tea is a comic dance film that looks at the ritualistic role of a cup of tea across three generations of women, from imaginary tea parties to the etiquette of tea. Exploring the connections between generations, Loose Leaf Tea considers the cycle of life from childhood, to early adulthood and into later life, challenging the perception of age.
Funded by Barrowland Ballet, Creative Scotland.
And I’ll Huff is a loose retelling of the Three Little Pigs in the time of a global pandemic, And I’ll Huff draws on the experiences of its performers to create an intimate portrait of a community in self-isolation. Featuring Wolf Pack, Barrowland Ballet’s intergenerational community company, the piece explores the sensations of longing and fear, whilst celebrating the bonds of family and friendship that keep us going.
We built our houses out of straw
to keep the wolf-wind at bay,
but the wind kept blowing
it wouldn’t go away…
Funded by Barrowland Ballet, Creative Scotland, Young Start
ACCESS: Highly Visual / No or Little Text
These films are suitable for all ages.
Funded by Barrowland Ballet, Creative Scotland and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Supported by Young Start.