A series of short, intellectually and emotionally engaging vignettes. Chance encounters between two and three bodies. Each is set to and inspired by one movement of Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor played live by a string quintet and interspersed with responses created by composer and DJ Mariam Rezaei.
Choreographer and performer Katie Armstrong trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. She has performed and worked for leading companies throughout the UK, including the National Theatre of Scotland, Company Chordelia/Scottish Opera and Turner Prize nominee Tai Shani, as well as creating work for the manipulate, Solas, Hidden Door and Merchant City festivals.
Before this complete performance, each vignette can be experienced in separate, outdoor pop-up spaces around central Edinburgh. Please check-back here for more information closer to the festival.
dizzying, hypnotic and wonderful in every way. deadlinenews.co.uk
Among the fledging works were some stand out performances, notably ‘Hand//Shake’ by Katie Armstrong, a short dance performance executes with great expertise and humour. puppetplace.wordpress.com
Katie trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. During her third year, she performed and toured with Rambert Dance Company in Itzic Galilis’ A Linha Curva. Following her training, Katie has worked throughout the UK with artists and companies including Rosie Kay Dance Company, National Theatre Scotland, Company Chordelia for Dance Derby and most recently for The Chosen, with Jack Webb, for R&D with V/DA and with Tamsyn Russell, with Simon Fildes/Wyn Pottratz for Pilgrim, she was involved in Turner Prize nominee Tai Shani’ Dark Continent, and most recently with Eowyn Emerald and Dancers. Katie has also choreographed work in collaboration with ZENDEH Theatre Company, for the Oran Mor/Byre Theatres’ Play Pie and Pint, in collaboration with Tereza Antonin Dvorjak for Wiltons Music Hall and Secret Garden Party, and in collaboration with Central St Martins School of Art.
Katie has also created her own work through support from Creative Scotland, Surge, The Work Room, Dance Base, Citymoves Dance Agency and National Theatre Scotland, which has been shown at festivals and events including Hidden Door Festival, Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival, Solas Festival, Merchant City Festival, and for The National Theatre Scotlands’ Just Start Here Festival. Most recently, Katie was awarded an artists bursary from Tramway/The Work Room to develop her work for Moving Out as part of Dance International Glasgow 2019.