The Spinners
The Spinners

The Spinners

  • Monday 1 January 0001 - Tuesday 28 April 2020

  • The Lemon Tree

  • 8pm

  • £13.20

  • Dance




Spin. Measure. Cut. The Thread of Life.

The Spinners is an exhilarating ride into myth and imagination from renowned Scottish director Al Seed and award-winning Australian choreographer and dancer Lina Limosani as they plunge audiences into the story of the Fates of Greek mythology.

Limosani is joined by dancers Kialea Nadine-Williams and Mara Hulspas as the three Fates who spin, measure and cut the thread of life, creating an emotionally charged dance-theatre performance that weaves together themes of mortality, freewill and sisterhood.

The Spinners brings the Fates down to earth and re-imagines them living in the heart of a sprawling city. From their humble apartment they oversee the births and deaths of all human beings. Drawing thread from their own bodies they weave mannequins, imbuing them with the breath of life. These mannequins form a giant web: the interconnectedness of all human journeys. When a human life is nearing its end the corresponding mannequin is committed to the ether.

The Spinners returns to Scotland after a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 and marks a continuation of Seed and Limosani’s exploration of cross-artform collaboration, and demonstrates how contemporary dance can provide a vehicle for intelligent and provocative storytelling.

Seed has received Total Theatre, Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards for work presented at

Edinburgh Fringe, and a Jerwood Foundation Award; for such shows as Raw Beef, The Fooligan and Oog. Limosani has won a number of awards for her latest work Not Today’s Yesterdays, in particular, the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Dance.

'Intelligent, captivating and superbly performed.’  5 Stars The Guardian, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

‘There’s a richness to The Spinners which keeps on unfolding’  The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

Image: Chris Herzfeld.

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