GLIMPSING AIR POCKETS: VISION
Glimpsing Air Pockets is an immersive, multi-sensory dance theatre production. Based on the saying, “You can’t stop birds from flying over your head, but you can definitely prevent them from building a nest in your hair”
Christina Liddell began working in partnership with the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity from September 2016, to offer dance sessions to children and young people within the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. In consultation with physiotherapists, her remit assists in the recuperation of the children’s physical and emotional wellbeing, by providing creative movement and dance. Christina had no idea what profound impact the children and young people would have on her own perspective on life, nor how inspired she would be by those she met. Glimpsing Air Pockets has been created as a poetic response from her many beautiful encounters.
Along with a highly skilled team of artists, the creative process for Glimpsing Air Pockets extended as a wonderful collaboration with children and young people within the hospital, bringing to life their very own creative contributions, to be seen and experienced by the immersive audience throughout the set, visual, soundscape and interactive design within the performance.
The children and young people have contributed in many different ways, through a series of creative workshops:
· Choreographic elements with dance artist Christina Liddell
· Prop design with ecoscenographer Mona Kastell
· Music, audio recording and music composition with award-winning composer Greg Sinclair
· Filmography with Tao-Anas Le Thanh
· Projection mapping drawings with Catriona McIntyre which then inspired the projection mapping design with DLSV
Glimpsing Air Pockets premiered as part of Dance Base's award-winning Edinburgh Fringe Festival programme 2019. The production will be performed at the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Little France and reach wider audiences, later this year.
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Supported by Creative Scotland, the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity and Curious Seed.