Rob Heaslip presents Strawboys, a vibrant and energetic 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 Scotland and Ireland’s Strawboys, identified by their ornate straw costumes while out rambling streets, fields, towns and parks, parading their merriment to the joy of onlookers. Composers Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris infuse lively Balkan vibes to match the colour popping costumes and woven masks of costume designer Alison Brown.
Choreographer/Director: Rob Heaslip
Choreography/Performance: Malcolm Sutherland, Amy Robertson, Molly Scott Danter, Jorja Follina
Composers: Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris
Costume Designer and Wardrobe
Supervisor: Alison Brown
Costume Maker: Cleo Rose McCabe
Mask Makers: Hilary Haman, Lise Bech, Anne Aitkenhead
Textile Designer: Lorna Brown at Blessed Unrest
Producer: Helen McIntosh
Production Manager: Fi Fraser
Marketing Manager: Karen Steel
Susanne Naes Nielsen, Director – Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts, is talking about the reasons why Strawboys was chosen for the Made in Scotland showcase.