Barrowland Ballet presents
Barrowland Ballet presents a programme of contemporary dance created giving voice to Glasgow’s Southside. Featuring a live performance of Monument, the latest work from intergenerational company Wolf Pack, and dance-films Hoods Off, Frames and The Tea Party created in collaboration with St Albert’s Primary School, Pollokshields.
This programme will also take place at Tramway from 7pm on Saturday 5 November
Monument explores the numerous environmental and political issues concerning us all today, delving into the themes of connectivity, human equality and power. Inspired by Kurt Jooss’s “The Green Table” depicting politicians arguing over power while the ice is melting, Monument explores the contradiction between political power and sincerity in people. Created and performed by Wolf Pack, Barrowland Ballet’s Intergenerational Company working in collaboration with Aya Kobayashi.
Hoods Off was created in collaboration with pupils from St Albert’s Primary School, Glasgow. This powerful film describes moments in the lives of young people where they have been judged for what they are, not who they are.
Frames was created in collaboration with young people with complex needs from Isobel Mair and St Albert’s Primary School. It celebrates our connection with the natural environment, and each other.
The Tea Party is a comical piece created with pupils from St Albert’s Primary School, inspired by Barrowland Ballet’s Film Loose Leaf Tea. Supported by Creative Scotland.
Highly Visual / No or Little Text
This event includes the screening of dance films which contain captioning for any spoken work, and a dance theatre performance with very minimal spoken word.
Wolf Pack is supported using public funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, Young Start.
Wolfpack (photo by Brian Hartley)
Hoods Off (photo by Monika Smekot)
Header image: Tea Party