DIG 21 Engage: Barrowland Ballet Community Screening Event
Tramway presents an exciting day of Barrowland Ballet dance films, screened live in outdoor locations across Glasgow Southside. The screenings take place in various locations across Pollokshields and Govanhill:
East Pollokshields Quadrant
Doors 1.15pm, screening 1.30 to 2.30pm
*Down the lane between 248 and 256 Darnley Street, G41 2JA. Enter through the big iron gates that say East Pollokshields Quadrant.
Mobile screening around Pollokshields
2.30 - 3.30
Outside Tramway (Albert Drive entrance)
Bat Lab (to the right of old Govanhill Picture House)
Doors 4.50pm, Screening 5 to 6 pm
Barrowland Ballet is one of Scotland’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. A number of their exceptional short films will be screened throughout the day, including Strings, Loose Leaf Tea, Whiteout and And I’ll Huff, along with the premiere of Hoods Off created with St Albert’s primary school pupils.
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.
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.
Whiteout gives resonance to the complexities of bi-racial relationships. Informed by personal experiences from her marriage and as the mother of bi-racial children, Natasha Gilmore explores this issue with honesty and humour.
And I’ll Huff - 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 are also delighted to be screening the premiere of new film Hoods Off created by Barrowland Ballet and pupils from St Albert's Primary School, exploring being judged for what you are, not who you are.
Funding Credits: Barrowland Ballet. Creative Scotland. Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Young Start.