A showcase of physical theatre by Adam Smith College diploma graduates
Fife’s Adam Smith College has recently been criticised for the planned closure of its theatre arts courses but its Diploma in Physical Theatre, based in Glasgow, is in rude health as its graduation show Entre Nous will prove later this month. Now in its third year, the course is led by Simon Abbott, choreographer Jane Howie and Conflux artistic director Al Seed but the works in Entre Nous are original and devised by their students.
Seed explains: ‘The main function is to showcase the work done by the students throughout the year across all the different areas of performance that we cover so it’s very much a series of eclectic vignettes rather than a beginning to end narrative.’
And despite the uncertainty facing Scottish theatre arts courses, Seed seems confident of the diploma’s unique character and the talent of its graduates. ‘This line-up is certainly the strongest to date. It really feels like a turning point from where there’s going to be a lot more high quality, exciting physical theatre work in Scotland so I think the course is in a good place to continue.’
The Arches, Glasgow, Wed 15–Fri 17 Jun.