BOOST

BOOST

BOOST

BOOST FESTIVAL 2022

A festival of workshops and performances created and performed by the dynamic programme of weekly classes and groups based at Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre.

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Gie it laldy 
by the Beautiful People
Lead Artist Amanda Lowson
Creative Assistant Rory McDowell
BSL Interpreter Karen Wilson
Filmmaker Sandie Jamieson
 

Being an older person can often come with a set of stereotypes. We have challenged these - just you wait and see…

Wednesday 22 June, 2pm
Location: Auditorium 
Please note this performance will be BSL interpreted
 

DOUBLE BILL:
Time to Move On
By Scottish Dance Theatre Juniors 2
Lead Artist Abbey Adams
Creative Assistant Josef Boon

Time to Move On, is a piece created from the magic we found when exploring the limits of time. How long can you hold a balance?  How many letters can you make with your body? How big an elephant can you draw on the floor with your big toe? And also …when is it time to move on?

Wednesday 22 June, 7.30pm
Location: Auditorium

Memory Lane
By Rep Juniors 2
Lead Artist Jade Adamson
Creative Assistants Mikaela Aktag, Elodie Morgan 

How many memories can one person have in a lifetime? Thanks to the tech giant Memory Lane the answer is limitless thanks to their new product; the Memory Stick. 

Come with us to the not too distant future where you have the option to curate what you can and can’t remember and memory loss is a thing of the past. But what happens when you allow a huge corporation unlimited access to your brain?

Wednesday 22 June, 7.30pm
Location: Auditorium 
Please note this performance will be BSL interpreted


Friday 24 June 2022

Seasons
By Little Creatives 0-1’s and 1-2’s
Lead Artist Giulia Montalbano
Creative Assistants Amanda Lowson
Volunteer Molly Scott
 

Join us for an interactive workshop with little flowers, bees, leaves and snowflakes as we explore the four seasons together. We will move and be blown by the wind, rest on nests and flowers and have fun swimming and making snowballs.

Invited audience only

Friday 24 June, 10am (1-2 years old), 11am (0-1 years old)
Location: Studio 3

Squeaky Shoes
by Feel Good Friday
Lead Artis  Amanda Lowson, Abbey Adams
Creative Assistant Blair Morris
Filmmaker Sandie Jamieson

Imagine being in a library, all the books around you, the stories they tell, the smell, the quietness and the sound of someone’s squeaky shoes.

Friday 24 June, 2pm 
Location: Studio 3

TRIPLE BILL:
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wenty Past Eight On A Sunday
By Scottish Dance Theatre Young Company
Lead Artist Taylor Han
Creative Assistant Isabelle Rice 

A small yellow clock reading twenty past eight on a Sunday. The wrong time, somewhere in the future, not today, not even tomorrow, but a capsule of time to explore.

An inquiry into our sense of time. An exploration of self-care. Through shared memories, thoughts, poems and snapshots into the daily life we asked ourselves – what do you do at twenty past eight on a Sunday?

I Changed With You
By Scottish Dance Theatre Community Company
Lead Artist Steve Martin
Creative Assistant Andi Brogan

An original dance piece reflecting on those moments in time when in an instant your direction in life can shift.

Moments
By the Rep Community Company
Lead Artist Hayley Blakeman
Creative Assistants Ria McLeod, Isabelle Rice (Visual Aid)
BSL Interpreters Karen Wilson, Margaret Grey 

What are the moments you replay?                                                                                                  
The moments in time that you would go back to?                                                                            
Which moments would you forget?
 

We invite you to explore and revisit the moments that have shaped us; the moments that linger in the back of our minds. We think of the dates that are important, past, present and those we are looking forward to.

Friday 24 - Saturday 25 June, 7pm
Location: Auditorium
Please note this performance will be BSL interpreted
 

Saturday 25 June 2022

All Kinds Of Weather
By Scottish Dance Theatre Early Years
Lead Artist Giulia Montalbano
Creative Assistant Isabelle Rice
Volunteer Carley Mackie
 

Squirrel is lost and needs to find his way to get back home. He will need to travel through four lands of Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer to meet the new friends who will help him to get back home. Join us for this magical adventure through time and weather conditions.

Saturday 25 June, 10am
Location: Studio 3

Time and Space
By Rep Early Years
Lead Artist Tara Glenn
Creative Assistant Isabelle Rice
Volunteer Carley Mackie

Where will we end up today? Outer-space? A farm? Walking with the dinosaurs? 

Together we will devise our own story inspired by our hopes, our dreams, and all of our favourite things. A nonsensical world where princesses roam, dolphins and giraffes live in our homes, and where we can have “pizza, chips and bolognese” for tea all at the same time.

Saturday 25 June, 11am 
Location: Studio 3

I Visited The Past
By Scottish Dance Theatre Primary 
Lead Artist Niamh McLoughlin
Creative Assistant Carmen Babel

Have you ever wondered what Dundee looked like a million years ago and the creatures that roamed? How about a thousand years from now? Welcome to the past and future through our magical time-machine.

Saturday 25 June, 1pm & 1.30pm
Location: Studio 3

Into My World
By Rep Primary
Lead Artist Tara Glenn
Creative Assistant Josef Boon

When the clock strikes an unsuspecting group has their dreams become reality through the magic of their own imagination.

Join us as we share, play and find a way to be anything we want to be.

Saturday 25 June, 3pm & 3.30pm
Location: Studio 3

QUADRUPLE  BILL:
This Time Around

by Do Your Thing
Lead Artist Tricia Anderson
Creative Assistants Amelia Newton, Carmen Berbel, Andi Brogan

We began this piece with the idea of waking up to an alarm, stretching and passing time. We have been inspired by ticking hands, time standing still and moving through and around time.

Tumbleweed
by Bright Sparks
Lead Artist Amanda Lowson
Creative Assistants Isabelle Rice, Blair Morris
Volunteers Ash McCluskey, Tessa Davison, Andrew Loveday
Filmmaker Sandie Jamieson

We have discovered that time is important to the structure of our lives and how much we depend on it in our day to day routine. We have been playful with time and our own relationships to it.

A Crack In The Clock
By Rep Juniors 1
Lead Artist Josef Boon
Creative Assistant Tara Glenn
Volunteer Rebecca Finnie
 

Time is standing still. The clocks are broken. Moments are stuck on repeat. Something strange is taking place and a brave few are stuck in the middle of it all. Join them as they try to unravel what is really going on with the broken clock.

After The Alarm Sounds 
By Scottish Dance Theatre Juniors 1
Lead Artist Niamh McLoughlin
Creative Assistant Carmen Berbel

Initiated by an alarm clock, we have been inspired by our daily ritual, routines and the best parts of our days. Let’s not forget the dreams happening just as the alarm sounds.

Saturday 25 June, 3.30pm
Location: Auditorium 

TRIPLE BILL:
Twenty Past Eight On A Sunday

By Scottish Dance Theatre Young Company
Lead Artist Taylor Han
Creative Assistant Isabelle Rice
 

A small yellow clock reading twenty past eight on a Sunday. The wrong time, somewhere in the future, not today, not even tomorrow, but a capsule of time to explore.

An inquiry into our sense of time. An exploration of self-care. Through shared memories, thoughts, poems and snapshots into the daily life we asked ourselves – what do you do at twenty past eight on a Sunday?

I Changed With You
By Scottish Dance Theatre Community Company
Lead Artist Steve Martin
Creative Assistant Andi Brogan

An original dance piece reflecting on those moments in time when in an instant your direction in life can shift.

Moments
By the Rep Community Company
Lead Artist Hayley Blakeman
Creative Assistants Ria McLeod, Isabelle Rice (Visual Aid)
BSL Interpreters Karen Wilson, Margaret Grey
 
What are the moments you replay?                                                                                                   
The moments in time that you would go back to?  
Which moments would you forget?

We invite you to explore and revisit the moments that have shaped us; the moments that linger in the back of our minds. We think of the dates that are important, past, present and those we are looking forward to.
 

Friday 24 - Saturday 25 June, 7pm
Location: Auditorium

Young Tech Team
Lead Artist Amanda Glover
Creative Assistant Rory McDowell

The Young Tech Team began in September 2021 with a small group of eager young people who had their sights set on designing sets, making costumes, operating lights and sound and being part of the backstage team on productions.

Since the group started the young tech team have worked on the Rep Young Company Production of OPTIMISM in March and have now been working with each individual class and the technical team at Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre to help provide technical support across the BOOST festival.