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"Come as you are" + Klezmer/Scottish Ceilidh, Glasgow

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‘Come as you are #Berlin’: a contemporary dance performance. Followed by a Klezmer&Scottish Ceilidh. What happens when three refugees from Syria try to find their way into the Berlin art landscape: their hopes, dreams and nightmares. From Berlin based dance company TOTAL BRUTAL. Dance performance £15 (£10 concessions)
Plus Klezmer/Scottish ceilidh with band Celter Schmelter and callers £15 (£10 concessions)
Discounted price:combined ticket,dance performance + ceilidh £25 (£15 concessions).

VIP "PATRON" ticket: £100 - supporting the tour & the wider work of SCoJeC and the Scottish Refugee Council. This ticket includes two seats in the front rows for the dance performance, two ceilidh tickets, & a special drinks & 'meet the artists' reception.

Nir de Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL 

"Come as you are #Berlin“

What happens when Syrian dancers, who have worked on dance shows like "Aladin" and ballet shows in their homeland, meet the contemporary European (Berlin) dance scene? Can a person overcome the history of his body and start a new journey?

TOTAL BRUTAL shows the process of rapprochement and integration of refugees into the European dance scene. The focus of the project is on the physical hurdles of their everyday lives, on their physical-mental processes of change, restarting life in the big city.

"Come as you are" is the physical and theatrical exploration of three performers, whose dance background is radically different from the Berlin scene, who have arrived and who try to find their way around it. Their new personal impressions of the local cultural scene, their hopes, fears and daily experiences, which could quickly turn into nightmares, flow into the play.

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Choreography, text & costume: Nir de Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL 
Dancers: Medhat Aldaabal, Moufak Aldoabl, Fransisco Bejarano Montes de Oca (original role by Amr Karkout)
Lighting Asier Solana Arce 

followed by KLEZMER/SCOTTISH CEILIDH with CELTER SCHMELTER and callers Fiona Frank and Conrad Molleson
"Celter Schmelter made the whole room dance and scream with pleasure! Their sweet music is full of emotion, engaging and perfect for any celebration".   Led by fiddle player Gica Loening, Celter Schmelter is unique in playing for Scottish AND Klezmer dancing.  Klezmer is the wedding and celebration music of Eastern European Jewish communities from the last century and beyond, brought bang up to date by our musicians today.  Callers Gordon Molleson and Fiona Frank will guide you round the dances so you don't need to know what you're doing. 

ALSO IN EDINBURGH ON THURSDAY 27 JUNE 7 P.M. see www.trybooking.co.uk/6890

We acknowledge the generous support of Glasgow University Memorial Chapel and the Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust in helping us to put on this event. 

If you're coming to this event, why not also sign up to the DANCE WORKSHOP which takes place earlier in the day on Sunday 30th June at Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   You'll have a chance to try out Israeli dance, the Syrian traditional dance 'Dabke', and Contemporary dance, as well as some of the Klezmer dances you'll be doing at this event.  It's free, supported by the Scottish Refugee Council (donations welcome from those who can afford to pay).  Booking essential - book here

These events are part of Refugee Festival Scotland, which  celebrates the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, dance, visual art and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety in Scotland. From Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 June 2019, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and celebrate together: to sample a little of each other’s cultures, listen to each other’s stories and get to know each other better.  This year, the theme of Refugee Festival Scotland is Making Art, Making Home, which aims to showcase the talent, creativity and resilience of New Scots artists and community groups. Arts, culture and sport are important in creating spaces for old and new Scots alike to meet and learn more about each other, breaking down barriers and highlighting the vibrancy and diversity of Scotland’s communities. More information about other Festival events can be found here

 
 
 

Location

Glasgow University Memorial Chapel
The Square, Glasgow University, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Sessions

Sessions Description Status
Sunday 30 June 2019 7:00 PM "Come As You Are" Contemporary dance performance. Select this option to buy a ticket just for the performance, OR a combined ticket for the performance AND ceilidh Open
Sunday 30 June 2019 8:30 PM Klezmer/Scottish ceilidh with band 'Celter Schmelter' and callers.Select this option if you just want to come to the ceilidh and not the contemporary dance performance. Open
Sunday 30 June 2019 7:00 PM
"Come As You Are" Contemporary dance performance. Select this option to buy a ticket just for the performance, OR a combined ticket for the performance AND ceilidh
Open
Sunday 30 June 2019 8:30 PM
Klezmer/Scottish ceilidh with band 'Celter Schmelter' and callers.Select this option if you just want to come to the ceilidh and not the contemporary dance performance.
Open
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