Friday 31st January Move-Gluasad Performance.
Inspired by ancient keening rituals, Move~Gluasad is a multi-story performance about migration, loss and the common human experience of grief.
Weaving multi-lingual storytelling, choral soundscape and Gaelic song, five women build a picture of the ebb and flow of people across the globe through the ages.
Move~Gluasad is the first production by Disaster Plan, a new company led by award-winning theatre makers Julia Taudevin and Kieran Hurley.
The show will have its world premiere at four community venues across Lewis – Kinloch Community Hub, Carloway Community Centre, Uig Community Centre and Back Community Centre – in partnership with Lewis-based arts organisation sruth-mara, in association with An Lanntair and with support from Creative Scotland’s Open Fund.
All audience members are invited to an optional pre-show singing workshop at 6.45pm during which the cast will teach some of the songs and singing techniques used in the show. Participants will then be invited to join in during the show at key moments if they wish, although there is no pressure to do so. The workshops will be in Gaelic and English.
At all four Lewis dates the singing workshop starts at 6.45pm and is included in ticket price. Each performance of the show begins at 8pm.
Move~Gluasad is written and directed by Julia Taudevin and performed by Julia with a cast that includes Mairi Morrison, Beldina Odenyo and Nerea Bello. Kieran Hurley is dramaturge, Anna Porubcansky is musical director, Ewan Downie movement director, Katharine Williams lighting designer and Catherine Barthram costume designer.
“The writing is brilliant, sharp, poetic, passionate, full of searing insight” – The Scotsman on Chalk Farm * * * *
“The concentrated power of a Greek tragedy… in exhilarating musical form” – The Guardian on Blow Off * * * *
Book your tickets on the an lanntair website here