premiere / dance production with children / 8+
26.10.2014 / 19:00 / WASP
Choreography & Concept: Colette Sadler
Assistance: Maxwell McCarthy
What would your bedroom walls or even your shoes say if they could suddenly talk?
What is the difference between living and non-living things? So , for example, between you, the pavement and the pictures in your books? It may seem obvious but some cultures believe that all things in the world are alive and have a mind of their own. In this workshop performance we want to test that idea out. So where shall we start? This is where our ghost comes in to help. How shall I describe our ghost?
Well, our ghost is not any ordinary ghost, it is a dancing ghost. It has no home and no body so it wanders around from place to place, thing to thing, person to person, looking for a place to stay for a while. It is so light it can move around in space very fast and jump into things at any moment, making them come alive, move and talk in funny and strange ways. Where will our ghost land next? This is where our performance begins…
Born in 1974, Colette Sadler is an internationally acclaimed Scottish choreographer and dancer, who takes a humorous look at entertainment through the lens of post-modern dance. She has been developing work dedicated for young audiences since 2011 and also regularly teaches, gives talks and writes about her work in a range of contexts including at HZT Berlin (undergraduate studies) and RSAMD Glasgow.
Piece presented in the frame of Performance Situation Room, a Life Long Burning activity, a project funded by the Culture Programme of the European Union.