WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Following a sell-out run at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scottish Dance Theatre come to Southbank Centre with Miann, a raw, ritualistic dance piece choreographed by Fleur Darkin which takes its name from the Gaelic word for desire. Craving, longing and desire fuel the dancers and musicians in this ritual of time, with bodies, instruments and voices seamlessly interweaving with full-bodied, full-throated energy. Performed by Scottish Dance Theatre's full company of dancers, the performance takes inspiration from the magical atmosphere at the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis after rehearsals in the forest and on the beach to capture the sensuality of the land. An intimate collaboration with costumes from Linbury prize-winning designer Alexander Ruth, live music is provided on stage by Glasgow folk group The One Ensemble. A quartet comprising cello, clarinet and bass clarinet, guitar, accordions, percussion and vocals, they combine their distinctly contemporary sound with traditional folk heritage to accompany the dancers. Miann will also be performed at Dundee Rep Theatre in March, and Tramway, Glasgow in May. English Premiere
Queen Elizabeth Hall