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Balance – family friendly new dance production to premiere in Scotland

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June 20 @ 1:00 pm

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The Award-winning Keneish Dance Company will be heading to Dumfries and Galloway with BALANCE an exciting, brand-new contemporary dance performance, as part of its first UK tour.

BALANCE will receive its Scottish premiere on 20 June at Crawick Multiverse Summer Solstice Festival (20 min excerpt), part of the midday gathering, and later at Sanguhar Town Hall at 7.45pm (full performance) as part of the Midsummer Dance Drama Festival.

BALANCE is a mesmerising, fun and thought-provoking dance production where art meets science. Perfect for all the family, BALANCE features delicate choreography of the human immune system performed by a diverse company of professional UK based performers and practitioners.

The production aims to take audiences inside their bodies to discover the secrets of how the human immune cells generate equilibrium and keep us healthy.

BALANCE is choreographed by professional dance artist Keisha Grant, Artistic Director of Keneish Dance Company, who has been inspired by the urgency of community and individual wellness at a time when health inequalities are rising.

Keisha hopes the work will encourage audiences to stop for a moment and consider the miniature miracles taking place inside their bodies every second of every day.

Keisha said: “My previous choreography has connected to nature’s rhythms and patterns through Afro Contemporary Dance This time I am using cellular research which has been a huge development to everything I care about.

“Through creating this work, it has opened up my understanding of human cells – their movement, behaviour and how they respond to environment. How they react, protect us and rejuvenate, resulting in the creation of this exciting new work which will be incorporated into the company’s wellbeing programming.”

The development of the piece was supported by discussions with Dr.Darius Köster, Associate Professor at University of Warwick, Coventry who works on questions of cell mechanics and how they stick to and move through their environment.

Darius said: “Working with Keisha and her wonderful company on this piece was extremely fun and motivating. It is a rare and wonderful opportunity to work with artists to bring a bit of science out of the laboratory to the wider public.”

Audiences will be able to see BALANCE for the first time in Scotland on 20 June making for an ideal dance experience for all the family and festival-goers alike.

BALANCE in Scotland is commissioned by Laban Guild International and Arts Council England.

Crawick, Sanquhar
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Crawick Multiverse, Crawick
Sanquhar, DG4 6EG United Kingdom
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Date :
20 June 2024
Time :
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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