Bridie Gane is a choreographer and dance facilitator based in Scotland, creating work with a unique, retro theatricality. After training at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Bridie moved to Berlin where her solo choreography BIM BAM BUM won the title of 'The Best German Dance solo' at Euro Scene Leipzig (2013) and a further two awards from 3..2..1.. Dance! at Krakow Dance Theatre (2013).
In 2016 Bridie relocated to Glasgow. She teaches for a variety of organisations at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has undertaken a range of choreographic projects. Her solo choreography and performance One Hit Wonder probed into the history of women in entertainment, focusing in on Golden Age Hollywood and was performed as part of Dance Base's Spring showcase, at Heads Up (part of Dance Base's Fringe programme), at Buzzcut and at Chill Habibi, part of Summerhall's Fringe programme (2017).
Bridie's screen dance work Never Walk Alone (2016) explored the subject of Brexit with light heartedness and poignancy. This was selected by The Work Room to feature as part of 'In Motion', a showcase to highlight screen dance artists in Scotland produced by Katrina McPherson.
In 2018 Bridie was commissioned by Dance Base to choreograph 'Bonnie and her Splashmob', an intergenerational diving-themed Flashmob for the European championships 2018 and Dance Base, involving two Dance Base companies, Lothian Youth Dance company and PRIME, Dance Base’s semi-professional 60+ dance company.
Bridie's work aims to be accessible, whimsical, quick and sharp with an emphasis on the female protagonist. Her current work in progress The Sylph, The Vixen and The Bombshell aims to challenge gender and age-related bias, with women no longer in supporting roles but telling their own stories.
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Image Credit: Amy Sinead Photography