Traditional Dance

I was very pleased to be able to nurture my curatorial interest in contemporary, historical and traditional dance, including screen dance, by serving as the Vice-Convenor on the Board of Trustees of Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland April 2020 – July 2022. In August 2022 I had to step down from the Board in order to undertake the curatorship of Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland. … Continue reading Traditional Dance

Marlene Millar

Following my long-standing curatorial interest in the practice of women artists, I initiated and curated the first survey exhibition by multi-award winning Canadian artist and filmmaker Marlene Millar spanning 30 years of her creative practice through a selection of 30 works from 1989 to 2019. Included were a newly commissioned multi-screen installation alongside public engagements with Marlene’s works through poetry, creative and critical writing, live … Continue reading Marlene Millar

Balkan Ceilidh

Balkan Ceilidh part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022  29 May 2022 | 8.30pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR Tickets are on a Pay What You Can scale. Suggested amount is £5 Dance the night away with artists and stories from the lands of thistles and sunflowers. Follow the lead of Ceilidh caller … Continue reading Balkan Ceilidh

Dance Fusion

Thistles and Sunflowers Dance Fusion New Commission as part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022  29 May 2022 | 7pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR With welcome notes by special guests, including H.E. Mr. Marin Raykov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Court of St. James’s Tickets … Continue reading Dance Fusion

Thistles and Sunflowers

Nectar for insects, seeds for birds and symbols for nations, Thistles and Sunflowers is a spotlight on stories and artists from Scotland and Bulgaria, including Yana Aleksandrova, Thomas Bak, Caroline Brockbank, Colin Garvin, Jenny Haslimeier, Stefan Ivanov, Maria Kassimova-Moisset, Jim Mackintosh, Ariana Stoyanova, Alexis Street and Theodore Ushev. Featured are also works by Bulgarian writers Marin Bodakov, Tsocho Boyadjiev, Silvia Choleva, Peter Chuhov, Krassimira Dzhisova, … Continue reading Thistles and Sunflowers

Movement

Movement is a touring screen dance exhibition which paints a collective moving image portrait of the pioneering contemporary dance diva Margaret Morris (1891–1980) and her method of natural movement known as Margaret Morris Movement or MMM, still practised the world over today. This is an homage through six films by Scottish and international contemporary visual artists and filmmakers including Lewis Gourlay, Su Grierson, Brian Hartley, … Continue reading Movement

Pomegranates

Uncertainty Is the new certainty Displacement Is the new stability And language’s ability To comprehend Is starting to bend And crack. Ian McMillan @IMcMillan Over the past decades, uncertainty, displacement and border restrictions have become a concern for almost everyone – but especially for those, including traditional dance artists, who have migrated away from their countries and have adopted Scotland as their new home. There … Continue reading Pomegranates