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Strawboys (pop-up performance) Wed 25th Aug, 3pm

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dance Artist Rob Heaslip presents Strawboys, a vibrant and energetic new outdoor pop-up performance, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and music. Featuring luminous straw dancers whirling to Balkan inspired beats, the work is a unique spin on the cultural tradition of ‘The Strawboys’, also known as Mummers, Guisers, Burdie Boys and Skekklers; identified by their ornate straw costumes. Composers Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris infuse lively Balkan vibes to match the colourful costumes and woven masks of Costume Designer Alison Brown. With support from Creative Scotland and in partnership with Shetland Arts, Lyth Arts Centre, Kristin Linklater Voice Centre, Eden Court, NEAT and the Barn, Strawboys will perform outdoors on the dancing green – one performance of 25 minutes.

This is a free outdoor event open to all. Masks are not required.


Wednesday, August 25, 2021
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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