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Little Murmur

Watch bodies and words fly like flocks of birds, a murmuration, a little murmur…


Little Murmur is a new dance theatre show for everyone, families and schools, that features groundbreaking projection, an extraordinary soundscape and a blizzard of paper and confetti. Taigh Chearsabhagh will be presenting Little Murmur at Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath following a set of performances and workshops for pupils across all four Uist primary schools. 

Diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, Aakash Odedra found school very challenging: he spelt his name wrongly until he was 21 and it wasn’t until he “found the missing ‘A’” that he felt he belonged. Defined by his learning difficulties, not his abilities, dance became his mode of expression.

Combining visual design and technology with dance and humour, Little Murmur explores the warped and exaggerated realities of living in a world you struggle to process. Based on Aakash’s hugely moving show Murmur 2.0, this stunning visual treat is an honest and heart felt conversation about the trials and tribulations of living with dyslexia, facing challenges and overcoming the odds. 

Superb animated sequences…supremely eloquent movement  The Scotsman

Little Murmur has been commissioned as part of Vital Spark.  Vital Spark is a movement addressing the lack of diversity in the Performance for Young Audiences sector. 

This performance is delivered in partnership with Puppet Animation Scotland as part of our Captivate: Uists programme.