Dance Base presents Snow Motion – a unique programme of live performance, movement and celebration over three evenings in December!
After a tough couple of years, we are delighted to be back in our building and welcoming dancers, teachers and performers through our doors once again. So, as the year comes to an end and festive cheer starts to build, we thought, what better way to celebrate all things dance than holding three evenings of live performance back in the glorious Studio 1 space!
This December we are welcoming a fantastic array of dance artists from across Scotland to bring their work back to the stage and to help us celebrate being back together again, and mark the 20th anniversary of Dance Base making its home in the Grassmarket building.
Each artist joining us has a deep connection to our building having developed the work with us over the years through residencies, Festival performances and sharings, and it is an absolute honour to be able to bring these works together and share them with you.
With a different programme each evening we have something for everyone, from a playful takes on office life, to lyrical explorations of an enchanted Hebridean world, to a delightful tale about food (and being eaten!) for young audiences.
Featuring new and reimagined performances by Bridie Gane, Slanjayvah Danza, Kirsten Newell, Mamoru Iriguchi, Taylor Han and Tess Letham, Snow Motion celebrates storytelling and connection, showcasing an array of live music, physical theatre, spoken word and contemporary and traditional dance.
Meet the Artists & Collaboraters
Join us before each performance for an (optional!) energising dance class, chat with friends in the bar over some festive drinks, and follow the journey of Dance Base’s history over the last 20 years with our brand-new exhibition throughout the building. Snow Motion is an evening for us to come together again, raise a glass to all that has been, get in to the Christmas mood, and – most importantly - dance!
This event has been made possible thanks to support from Creative Scotland and funding from Scottish Government via the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.
Audiences and staff will be required to wear face coverings while inside the Dance Base building.