New Showcase Snow Motion Celebrates Dance Base’s 20 Years in Grassmarket

Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance, moved to its lovely airy venue in Edinburgh’s Auld Toun 20 years ago. As another Festive season approaches, Dance Base is celebrating this move, and dance in general, with three evenings of live performance of a new showcase, SNOW MOTION, to be performed in the Studio 1 space.

They will welcome an array of dance artists from across Scotland to bring their work back to the stage for this Silver anniversary of Dance Base. Each artist involved has a deep connection to the Company having developed work with Dance Base over the years through residencies and Festival performances. This new showcase also marks the first major Dance Base project for the company’s new Artistic Director, Tony Mills, that is set to showcase his vision for the organisation.

SNOW MOTION will also showcase the history of Dance Base and its popular programme of dance classes. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early and take part in a dance class suitable for all levels. A bar will be set up so if a class doesn’t appeal, there’s also the chance to chat with friends over some festive drinks and follow Dance Base’s history with a brand-new exhibition display in the building.

With a different programme each evening, there is something for everyone, from playful takes on office life, to lyrical explorations of an enchanted Hebridean world, to a delightful tale about food for younger audiences. Featuring new and reimagined performances by Bridie Gane, Jen Wren, Kirsten Newell, Mamoru Iriguchi, Taylor Han and Tess Letham, SNOW MOTION celebrates storytelling and connection, with an array of live music, physical theatre, spoken word and contemporary and traditional dance at its heart.

This event has been made possible thanks to support from Creative Scotland and funding from Scottish Government through the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund.

Audiences and staff will be required to wear face coverings while inside the Dance Base building.

SNOW MOTION running time is 1 hour with dates and times as follows:

Thursday 16th December at 19:30

Friday 17th December at 19:30

Saturday 18th  December at 16:00

Bar opens from 18:30 – 21:30

Irene Brown

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