Dance Base Scotland invite audiences across the world to a celebration of creativity, movement and connection
- Emma Simmonds
- 9 December 2020
Now Here This will combine live music, physical theatre and contemporary dance
The onset of winter can induce sluggishness at the best of times, but this year that's going to be harder than ever to fight. Luckily, Dance Base, Scotland's national centre for dance, have come up with an appealing antidote. Comprising new and reimagined dance performances and filmed in their studios in Edinburgh, the team are proud to present Now Here This.
Premiering on the evening of Thu 17 Dec, but with the individual performances available to watch at your convenience afterwards, this streaming event features work from Alan Greig, Bridie Gane, Katie Armstrong & Lewis Normand, Oceanallover, SALTYDOLLS and Shaper/Caper. Their filmed performances will guide you through Dance Base's Grassmarket home and showcase the range of dance and movement that the organisation champion through their work.
Dance Base's Artistic Director, Morag Deyes MBE, explains, 'We have mashed up the glamour of film, the wonder of our gorgeous studios, and the abundance of professional dance talent here in Scotland to bring audiences a uniquely curated programme of performance by some of the brightest stars of the Scottish dance world.'
Dance Base exists to encourage and celebrate the potential for dance in everyone. They provide classes and workshops for the community, masterclasses and residences for professional dancers, and deliver an extensive programme of outreach work. Staff at Dance Base have been working to support freelance artists and the dance community throughout the pandemic, many of whom lost all of their work overnight.