Joan of Arc 603

Joan of Arc 603
Image: Yvonne Buskie

Joan of Arc 603

Yvonne Buskie, Christine Devaney and Luke Sutherland

17 Aug
12.00 – 17.00 | 12+

5 hour durational work: audiences are welcome to come and go as they please.

Artist Yvonne Buskie collaborates with musician Luke Sutherland (Venus as a Boy, Mogwai) and choreographer/dancer Christine Devaney (Curious Seed) for this one-off, cross-art form, live work.

It is 603 years since the birth of Joan of Arc, and her astonishingly dramatic history continues to stimulate our modern era.

For the durational performance, the artists invite you into this hybrid space, which connects theatre to gallery, to witness a playful exploration of ritual and meditation. A large floor drawing and paper objects will inhabit the space, and will inevitably become torn and fragmented during the performance. The repetitive tasks of making and mending transform into a devotional meditation. You are also invited to make your own offering to the process by embellishing the paper objects with gold leaf during the performance.

Supported by Dance Base and co-produced with Curious Seed (supported by Creative Scotland) and Catalyst Dance Management (Dance Base).

Devaney and Sutherland coax us to laughter through tears – have a hankie handy: the very gentleness and sincerity of the piece touch home, and prove hugely affecting.
The Herald (Curious Seed’s The Woman Who Wants to Be Funny)

A complex reflection of personal identity … beautifully handled.
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia (Curious Seed’s Chalk About)

Joyful, unpredictable, absorbing ...
Audience member (Buskie / Devaney’s The Reluctant Boxer)


Creative Scotland
Supported by Edinburgh
Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council