Shotput | Totentanz

Shotput | Totentanz

Monday 17-Friday 28 April

‘Totentanz’ is a live show and community photographic project that approaches death with dark humour and an open heart. Two performers in a dance-hall setting try to create the perfect dance of death – and fail each time. Over the course of an hour they try out different shapes, different styles, different (sometimes glittering) costumes   trying and failing, and laughing, and kicking, and screaming, all in an effort to make the perfect totentanz.

A work-in-progress of ‘Totentanz’ was performed as part of Dance International Glasgow at Tramway in October 2021.This work was commissioned by Dance Base Scotland, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre and Tramway as part of #LoveDanceScotland. Supported by the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund through Creative Scotland.

This residency will act as the final step in creation for the full length show, set to tour Scotland in Autumn 2023.

Supported by Creative Scotland.


Co-creators and performers: Lucy Ireland and Jim Manganello
Creative Producer: Helen McIntosh
Scenic and Costume Designer: Anna Yates
Lighting Designer: Emma Jones
Composer: Cat Myers
Sound Designer: Garry Boyle
Production Manager: Fi Fraser
Engagement Coordinator: Eoin McKenzie
Photographic Collaborator: Brian Hartley



Supported through our In-Kind Studio Space & Support