It's a quiet poem, a light choreography, a séance.
It’s a man, in a blue shirt, waving his arms about, a dance.
It’s a phrase, a refrain, a language.
It’s a magic trick.'
IN BURROWS is an act of speaking and listening, of moving and pausing, always burrowing. Shifting between poetry, movement and prayer, IN BURROWS is an act of faith - a slow fall into the gaps between words, hoping to find something worth landing on.
The performance of IN BURROWS will be accompanied by two guest artists presenting new non-English language work:
Adriana Navarro and Petre Dobre will present short performance Words, who needs them?, first performed at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's On The Verge festival. Words, who needs them? is a multi-disciplinary devised performance, inspired by British Sign Language (BSL) sensory processing and communication. Two people with different backgrounds will join together to create a sensory bonfire.
Musician Blair Coron will also present a new composition developed especially for the event. This performance will feature a visual accompaniment.
Created by Andy Edwards with Amy Cheskin
Dramaturgy by Paul Hughes
Produced by Cairan McLaggan
Developed with Carrie Skinner
Featuring integrated audio description by Andy Edwards.
Created with support from Tron Theatre. An earlier development of the work performed at Outside Eyes in November 2016.
Supported by WASPS Artists' Studios and Glasgow Connected Arts Network.
Image: Mihaela Bodlovic
‘An experiment that lays bare the mechanics of poetry.’ Audience Response, Outside Eyes
'A man carefully placed on the stage looking diagonally at a music stand slightly too far from him. He stood very still but moved his hands a lot' Audience Response, Outside Eyes.