Brexit means Brexit!Saturday 11 May | 15.30 | Dance Base £10 (£8)
Palestinian choreographer Farah Saleh and Professor Victoria Tischler are investigating the collective mental health of the residents in the UK since the Brexit vote. Looking at what led to that vote, but more importantly in what is happening right now: the fear, anger, polarization of the society, the explicit racism and even most importantly, what will happen next.
Where is the threshold between democracy and dictatorship in fear led campaigns? What does Brexit entail on a personal level for the 'remoaners' who have been branded liberal hysterics, those who consider themselves citizens of the world, but also for those who voted to leave? Do you feel targeted? Are you feeling the tension of Brexit? How does that fear manifest itself, physically, emotionally and socially?
Through movement, text and film, with Candoco Associate Dancers Tanja Erhart and Robert Hesp; this performance and discussion explores the rising nationalism and racism around the world; and reflects, with you, on ways of working together to build collective resilience.
Farah Saleh is a Palestinian Scottish-based dancer and choreographer. She is currently an Associate Artist at Dance Base in Edinburgh.
Credits Choreography: Farah SalehResearch: Farah Saleh and Prof. Victoria TischlerIn collaboration with the dancers: Robert Hesp and Tanja ErhartCostume design: Jill SkulinaCommissioned by: PS/Y for HysteriaFirst research period was with Candoco Dance Company.
Performance bookings can be made via eventbrite.
Brexit Means Brexit: Inclusive WorkshopMonday 13 May | 14.00-16.00 | Dance Base £8 (£6.50)Dance Base Associate Artist Farah Saleh and her collaborators; Candoco Associate Artists Tanja Erhart and Robert Hesp; will give an inclusive workshop during the Scottish tour of Brexit means Brexit!Suitable for disabled and non-disabled community and professional dancers; Farah,Tanja and Rob will lead a group warm up and share some of their choreographic process. Brexit means Brexit! will be presented at Dance Base on Saturday 11 May.
Book for both the workshop and performance at the discounted price of £15 (£12).
Workshop bookings can be made via eventbrite.
There will be a BSL interpretation for the performance and the workshop.