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Is it really your fault? Is it a lesson in disguise? Is it even failure if you don't feel shame? When would your failure mark success for someone else? Who sets the measure of success and why do we accept it? Working with a highly skilled international cast of performers, during this residency Emma will explore new collaborations, investigate making mid-scale work and ask if framing failure positively is always a good idea. Epic Fail will be shared as a Work In Progress to delegates at Edinburgh International Children's Festival and is the early stage development of a new piece for anyone who has ever failed. Cultured Mongrel is the creative handle of Emma Jayne Park: Dancer, Theatre Maker, Collaborator and Micro-Activist. 'High Octane... energetic, witty and playful' (The Skinny), she encourages people to ask better questions through bringing together unique combinations of skills artists to create socio-political performance in a variety of contexts. Epic Fail marks the beginning of an exciting new collaboration between Emma and experienced Theatre Producer, Sarah Gray whilst building upon existing collaborative relationships with dramaturg Moos van den Broek, composer Scott Twynholm and designer Fraser Lappin.
Company Class | Thursdays 9 and 16 May | 10.00 – 11.30
Playful and physical, this momentum driven class will blend release based contemporary technique with influences from other dance styles to develop an articulate and fluid travelling vocabulary.
Company Showing | Friday 17 May | 17.00
Supported by Creative Scotland, Edinburgh International Children's Festival, Imaginate, The Work Room, Dance Base and The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival