Dance International Glasgow: 'A landmark festival in our cultural calendar'
- Kelly Apter
- 27 September 2019
Biennial showcase of dance and movement returns
Staging 25 shows from five continents in one month, Dance International Glasgow returns to the city with another celebration of movement in all its guises.
Featuring UK collective Nora performing a new work by post-modern dance legend Deborah Hay; Palestinian dancer Farah Saleh's excellent solo, What My Body Can't Remember; a short film starring the Royal Ballet's first black dancer, Solomon Golding; and two works by Scottish Dance Theatre to name but a few, this biennial event mixes live performance, film, text, installation and site-specific work, all of it questioning and responding to the world we live in.
The festival kicks off on 4 Oct with Rob Heaslip Dance's ENDLING (pictured), a blend of dance, voice and ritual named after an individual that's the last of its species – once it dies the species becomes extinct.
'Dance International Glasgow is a landmark festival in our cultural calendar,' says Heaslip, 'so we're delighted that our company will be launching it with our new production, which re-imagines the Gaelic wake and toys with merriment and the macabre. We're also thrilled to see Gaelic arts included in such a diverse and energised programme.'
Tramway, CCA and Platform, Glasgow, Fri 4–Sat 26 Oct.