7.20pm, Friday 8 June 2018
7.20pm, Saturday 9 June 2018
Universal Hall (Auditorium)
15 minutes, suitable for all ages
Influenced by the landscape, language and culture of the Outer Hebrides (in particular Uibhist a Deas / South Uist), Rosalind and Jer present an excerpt of Mus Ro Faclan Ann (Before Words) – an attempt to write or record movement that is in dialogue with people and place. Pitching their work firmly in the present, they respond to and act as conduits to the task, the rhythm and the human within their respective and interconnected mediums. They ask what can a Gaelic reading of the landscape reveal that otherwise remains hidden? How can the body serve as a medium to that which cannot otherwise be expressed in words?
About Rosalind Masson:
Rosalind Masson is a Scottish dance artist, choreographer and teacher. Having trained at London Contemporary Dance School (gaining a BA (Hons)), she continued her studies at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design to gain an MSc in Screen Dance. Graduating in 2008, she has worked with LaNua Dance Company (Edinburgh), Movement Research (New York), LaborGras (Berlin), Goat Media (Scotland), as well as long term collaborations with Glasgow-based music maker Jer Reid, and London-based sound artist Jan Hendriscke. Her work has been shown in venues across Scotland, including Traverse Theatre, Tramway, Dance Base and the Universal Hall. Rosalind is a #DanceNorth supported artist.
For more information, visit Rosalind’s Website.
About Jer Reid:
Currently playing in bands Sumshampes and Ilk, Jer started his music career in the band Dawson, who recorded sessions for John Peel on Radio 1, put out 3 LPs and toured around 20 countries, including Iceland and the USA. He has worked in a variety of roles/ways in dance, being a sound designer, musician, composer, co-creator, improviser, physical performer, workshops facilitator and dramaturg for a variety of choreographers, including Rosalind Masson, Curious Seed, Annie Pui Ling Lok, Ultimate Dancer, Paul Michael Henry and Solène Weinachter/ Collective Endeavours. Improvising in different configurations, including to film, spoken word, with the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, in Drawn to Water (with Stu Brown, Raymond MacDonald and Una MacGlone) and with musicians such as Andy Moor, Caroline Kraabel, Catriona McKay and Fritz Welch.
For more information, visit Jer’s Website.