Pioneers of Performance: Douglas Drama

Pioneers of Performance: Douglas

The Work Room presents Pioneers of Performance: Douglas (Robbie Synge)

A day of quality dance for all ages, curated by the Work Room, a dance development company from Glasgow. 45mins | Age guide: suitable for all

Douglas is a solo performance that stems from actions imagined by Robbie Synge while working and performing various daily tasks, indoors and outdoors, at home in The Highlands.

One man interacts, through movement, with a roomful of everyday objects, and a kind of human, environmental and psychological ecology emerges. Can body become thing and thing become body? Sharing the spotlight with inanimate materials, this is a world of the untypically grand and the beautifully unspectacular.

Douglas is curious, committed and absorbed in his activity. He seeks connections and feedback from his surroundings - conversations that go nowhere and everywhere.

‘edges from bravura tricksiness to something unexpectedly affecting, bordering on the cataclysmic even.’ The Herald

‘Excellent... humorous, engaging’ Examiner

Commissioned in 2014 by Yorkshire Dance for respond_, a Digital R&D Fund for the Arts partnership project with University of Leeds and Breakfast Creatives.


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