A Conversation with Carmel at Universal Hall Findhorn

21 Apr 2013 in Dance & Drama, Moray

A Conversation with Carmel – picked as one of The Guardian’s Best Dance events of 2011 – will be performed at Universal Hall, Findhorn next month, for one night only. The show is a funny, strikingly poignant dance theatre and film performance, made with professional and local community performers from Findhorn and surrounding area.

Carmel is turning 80. Audiences are invited to share in her stories, secrets and family relationships through this visionary new performance. Inspired by conversations choreographer Natasha Gilmore had with her late Grandmother Carmel, the show reflects on life, love and death. The intergenerational community cast will re-enact some of the defining moments from Carmel’s life, presenting symbolic and expressive movement pieces that convey the shifting emotions of life’s experiences.

Performing in the show are some of the oldest and youngest performers in the country – 85 year old Diane Payne-Myers and one and two year old Inigo and Otis Bazie.

A Conversation with Carmel fuses the talents of choreographer Natasha Gilmore, who recently choreographed Glasgow Girls for NTS, and a cast made up of octogenarian Diana Payne-Myers, Matthew Hawkins, Jade Adamson, Vince Virr, two year old Otis and introducing one year old Inigo. Direction and design from Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison from Edinburgh Fringe First winning Vox Motus, composer Quee MacArthur and film-maker Rachel Davies, plus an ensemble cast drawn from across the local community.

Universal Hall, Findhorn

Wed 15th May, 7.30pm £10 / £8 conc, £6 (U16s)

01309 690110 www.wegottickets/UniversalHall

Source: Andy Lindsay