Inspired by ancient keening rituals, Move~Gluasad is a powerful new theatre show about migration, loss and the common human experience of grief, premiering at four community centres across Lewis ahead of a performance at Celtic Connections. 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.
With support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the cast will be hosting singing workshops in Gaelic before each show, where you can learn some of the vocal techniques used in the performance. If you wish, you can then join in the singing during the performance itself, although there is no pressure to do so. The workshops will be led by Gaelic singer Mairi Morrison, Move~Gluasad creator Julia Taudevin, and other cast members.
The workshops are included in the price of your Move~Gluasad ticket and are optional.
Monday 27 January – Kinloch Community Hub, Old School, Balallan
Wednesday 29 January– Carloway Community Centre
Thursday 30 January – Uig Community Centre
Friday 31 January – Back Community Centre
Sunday 2 February – Platform, Easterhouse, Glasgow (as part of Celtic Connections)
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 the first production by Disaster Plan, a new company led by award-winning theatre makers Julia Taudevin and Kieran Hurley, whose previous collaborations include Beats, Chalk Farm, Rantin, Heads Up, and Blow Off.