As part of Dance Base’s Residency Programme, artists are invited to present their work to a public audience.
Have a look through our Spring Term sharings below. Each event is free to attend and provides a great opportunity to connect with artists working in Scotland today and to hear more about their projects and practice in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Maiden Mother Whore | Theiya Arts
Friday 27 Jan | 14:00-15:00
Exploring themes of motherhood mandate, gendered identities, reproductive justice and sexuality through movement drawn from South Asian Classical dance.
Hallelujah Junction | Lewis Normand
Friday 27 January | 15:30-16:30
Titled ‘Hallelujah Junction’ after the composition by John Adams, Lewis and dancers will explore this intricate piece for two pianos.
Christine Thynne | Pre-Residency Sharing
Monday 30 January | 10:30-11:30
At the age of eighty, dancer and kayaker Christine Thynne is setting out to create a solo stage performance. Christine and Robbie invite the dance community to a sharing of prior research out of the studio.
Retropology | Sukhy Parhar
Friday 10 February | 14:30-16:00
Sukhy Parhar (she/they) is a queer, mixed-race, multidisciplinary artist from a non-traditional background, approaching 2 years sober. Sukhy began initial experimentation with ritual and Butoh dance, exploring the theme of cultural sacrifice, and reframing perspectives of black culture.
Futuristic Folktales | Charlotte Mclean
Thursday 16 February | 15:30-16:30
A myriad of folktales for the stage that strive toward a futuristic utopian world where everyone’s wishes and desires regarding human reproduction are respected, shared and enabled.
Mending Wall | Merav Israel
Friday 17 February | 14:00-15:00
Ingredients: 2 dancers, stones, a poem by Robert Frost and questions around being-moving, boundaries, connection, separation.
WINGS | Divine Tasinda
Friday 3 March | 15:00-16:00
The purpose of this residency is to create a home for African movements and showcase the influence that it has in our world.
Content warning: Please note this sharing will depict themes of trauma, grief and mental suffering, which may cause distress. There will be a safe space available after the performance.
Christine Thynne | Residency Sharing
Friday 10 March | 15:30-16:30
At the age of eighty, dancer and kayaker Christine Thynne is setting out to create a solo stage performance.
Mbangilu | Kalubi Mukengela
Friday 17 March | 15:00-16:00
An exploration of the traditional Luba and Kuba dances from Democratic Republic of Congo.
Exhale | Indra Dance Company
Friday 31 March | 15:00-16:00
A piece exploring the vulnerability of individualism versus society.
Treasure Flow | Valentin Alfery
Friday 14 April | 15:00-16:00
An exploration of how street and club style dances can fit into a contemporary stage.