A heart-warming show for all the family. Dance storytelling and foot-stomping live music bring to life the true story of a friendship that crosses borders and generations. The story of three female dancers who forged a bond, and a language all of their own, through sharing their love for Flamenco, Scottish and Contemporary dance.
Hear how these three women united their families, fused their cultures and navigated the ups and downs of life. The dancers will be joined on stage by live musicians. SIX FEET, THREE SHOES is a tale that’s sometimes funny, sometimes tender, told through feisty percussive Flamenco, energetic Scottish reels and beautiful contemporary dance. And if that wasn’t enough, audiences can join the cast after the show for an evening of socialising, singing and dancing.
“A delight from start to finish. It’s heart-warming, uplifting and guaranteed to send you away with a broad smile on the face.” – David Mead – The Scotsman / Seeing Dance / Dancing Times – 4 stars
6 Feet 3 Shoes won acclaim for its sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe including being selected as a “Pick of the Fringe” and a nomination for a Total Theatre Award. The company is now touring the UK having secured funding support from Creative Scotland Touring Fund and Arts Council England’s Rural Touring Dance Initiative.
Slanjayvah Danza’s work, is a joyful medley of fearsome Flamenco, Scottish step and contemporary dance with thrilling live music, in which three percussive dancers from Scotland and Spain exchange dramatic sonic salvos with two gifted musicians. Jen Wren and dancers are joined by renowned Scottish fiddler/vocalist, Amy Geddes and guitarist/percussionist Caterina McEvoy.
Slanjayvah Danza have long been at the forefront of multicultural arts in both Yorkshire and Scotland, known for Jen Wren’s choreographic fusion of flamenco, Scottish TRAD arts, folk arts and contemporary dance theatre, and for outstanding, authentic live musical accompaniment.