Recommended Age Guideline 12+

Futuristic Folktales, a dance for hope, reimagines the creation story through the tale of the first ever womb. It’s a place that unites everyone, we were all born from a womb. Using storytelling, contemporary and Scottish Highland dance, this experimental dance theatre production questions the preservation of tradition, myth, and identity whilst scrutinising body politics and reproductive injustice.

The performers invite you to experience resistance as the work imitates the hostile environment of a womb. An environment where life and death coexist. Futuristic Folktales seeks to further dance as a form of political protest and a space for collective reckoning, otherwise, why dance?


Trigger Warnings: Loud music, scenes of birth and un-birth

Assembly @ Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2JU view map
13 - 18 August

13-15 August, 15.50 (1hr) | £14/£13. 16-18 August, 15.50 (1hr) | £15/£14. All performances are Relaxed. Captioned performance on 17 August.


Creative Credits

Concept and Director Charlotte Mclean (she/her)
Creative Producer Helen McIntosh (she/her)
Writer & Access Consultant Nelly Kelly (they/them)
Composer Malin Lewis (they/them)
Lighting Designer & Production Manager Emma Jones (she/her)
Costume Designer Alison Brown (she/her)
Dramaturg Rob Evans (he/him)
performer & collaborator Seke Chimutengwende (he/him)
performer & collaborator Orrow Bell (they/them)
PR (UK) Storytelling PR


Project Collaborators

Andy Bell (he/him), Annabel Cooper (she/her), Amarnah C Osajivbe-Amuldun (she/her), Astro Scheidegger (he/him), Camille Jamet (she/her), Chanai Bradley Fofanah (she/her), Cleo Rose McCabe (she/ her), Domenico Angarano (he/him), Gina Lorenzen (she/her), Ichai Carre (he/him), Irodriel Costello (they/them), Jac Reichel (they/them), Kate Hall (she/her), Kirsty Nicolson (they/them), Lucy Suggate (she/her), Molly Scott Danter (they/them), Nadja Dias (she/her) Neil Dewar (he/him), Rebekka Hoelzle (she/her), Rhys Dennis (he/him), Scott MacMichael (he/him), Signy Jakobsdottir (she/her), Sunniva Moen Rørvik (they/them)


Co-Commissioned by The Place and Tojo Theatre and supported by Creative Scotland, Stadt Bern, Kanton Bern, ProHelvetia, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Burgergemeinde Bern, Ursula Wirz Foundation


Assembly @ Dance Base

14-16 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2JU

  • 13 - 18 August

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