Monthly Archives: August 2014

//BUZZCUT// AT FOREST FRINGE, FRIDAY 15TH AUGUST 2014

THAT’S RIGHT… This Friday we are thrilled to be installing ourselves at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith as part of the tremendous Forest Fringe Programme.

Between 11am – 10pm we will be presenting a large scale ‘5 MINUTES TO MOVE ME’ event in the main hall. This will involve a wide range of Scotland based artists sharing work for 1 audience member at a time, across a table, lasting 5 minutes. To get involved in this you can just turn up on the day and we’ll show you what to do! And it’s all free! Lovely.

We are totally brimming with joy and anticipation about the new Govan based young performance company THE MOPTOPS performing as part of this event with:

Where Have All the Children Gone?
Inspired by the amazing work at Buzzcut festival, the Moptops have been painting their faces, making celebrations for each other, deciding what love smells like, following clues and playing games around Govan. They have created things and destroyed things. And today they want to get some answers if only you will play along?

VERY EXCITINGLY at 10pm we will be presenting Claire Cunningham’s ‘Give me a reason to live’ in the studio space.

A live memorial to the disabled and mentally ill victims of the Nazi Aktion T4 euthanasia program and disabled victims of the current UK government’s so-called ‘welfare reform’, Give me a reason to live is a test of body, and of faith.
Supported by the Bosch 500 Foundation, Dance Umbrella, Comune di Bassano del Grappa, La Briqueterie, D.ID Dance Identity, Festival CEMENT (NL), Dansateliers Rotterdam, The Work Room (Glasgow) and Dance House (Glasgow).

Claire Cunningham is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in Glasgow.  Originally a classically-trained singer, she began to explore dance in 2005, after working with US choreographer Jess Curtis. A self-identifying disabled artistCunningham’s work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches, and the exploration of the potentiality of her own specific physicality, with a conscious rejection of traditional dance techniques (developed for non-disabled bodies) or the  attempt to move with the pretense of a body or aesthetic other than her own.

BOOK TICKETS HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/820023 There will also be some spaces available to book on the day.

S E E   Y O U  T H E R E  ! ! !