Tarn by Angus Balbernie & Company

PRIME - Tarn by Angus B

There are 854 years of life lived on this stage, and we have swam in the cold waters of a mountain tarn.

Angus Balbernie is 61, so that makes 915 years of life in PRIME!

Tarn sidesteps the need for specific story lines – in this world, individuals and actions emerge organically. We see how a group of very individual people, with lifetimes of knowledge and experience ‘lean into the light’ together.

Tarn is powered by the beautiful writings of author and essayist Barry Lopez, who grapples with the idea that in order to reach true adulthood, one must ‘accept responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox.’ Life is a series of necessary contradictions, where there are no answers to the greatest questions.

You continue making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.' Barry Lopez

Choreographer: Angus Balbernie & Company
Lighting Designer: Jeanine Byrne
Creative Consultant: John Byrne

Image Credit: Brian Hartley


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