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Dance International Glasgow (DIG) presents Oceanallover to East Renfrewshire, association with Feral: Sea Hames
Sea Hames is the latest performance project from leading physical theatre and street performance company Oceanallover. Inspired by Orkney's 'Festival of the Horse and Boys Ploughing Match' this multi-disciplinary performance fuses sonic composition, compelling performance and intricate costume design to explore the mythology and iconography of the horse, the plough and the land.
ERCL have worked in partnership with Feral Arts to bring the performance art to Neilston Windfarm and Barrhead Waterworks in May. The event is free to attend but advanced booking is required through the Tramway website.
Friday 12 May Neilston Windfarm 6pm - more information and booking
Saturday 13 May Barrhead Waterworks 3pm - more information and booking
Inspired by Orkney's 'Festival of the Horse and Boys Ploughing Match' this multi-disciplinary project is driven by sonic composition, visceral physical theatre and bold costume design to explore the mythology and iconography of the horse, the plough and the land.
'Sea Hames' is inspired directly by the sea and its relationship to the land, by this line or boundary between two worlds. The Ploughing Match festival on Orkney is a tradition more than 200 years old and is now restricted to South Ronaldsay where children dress as Clydesdale horses alongside the patterns of straight lines made by ploughs in the sands along the shore.
In 1984 two Clydesdale horses jumped the gate to their field and charged down to the beach at Billia Croo on Orkney. They stood up on their hind hooves and danced together in the low midsummer midnight sun. This project begins with those two horses and their owner, Raimi Manson. It is about all horses; about the sea; about harnesses, ploughing, leather and dance. It is about freedom and creativity; the persistence of memory; tradition and innovation; attention to detail; and wild, broad brush-strokes
The rituals of horse, wind and sea inspire the visual poetry of 'Sea Hames', and its elemental choreography responds to sources of natural power - such as wind and water turbine sites - as a stimulus to frame this performance.
Produced in association with Feral.
Supported by Creative Scotland, Orkney Museum, Neilston Development Trust, East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, Water Works Barrhead, and Crawick Artland Trust.
Image: Matt Austin