By Julia Taudevin
Inspired by ancient keening rituals, MOVE is about migration, loss and communal healing. Weaving storytelling, choral soundscape and Gaelic song, five women portray the ebb and flow of people across the globe throughout the ages.
MOVE is staged in a unique open-air performance at Culla Bay, following an acclaimed debut at the 2021 Edinburgh Festival by Disaster Plan; a new company led by the award-winning team behind Blow Off, Beats, Heads Up and Chalk Farm.
‘…a production at once rooted and outward looking, unsentimental and sincere, with a sound, if not to die for, then at the very least to be reborn to.’ 4 Stars, Mark Fisher, The Guardian
Running time: 60m | Age 12+ | Please note: This performance takes place outdoors, on the beach, please ensure you are wearing suitable clothing and footwear
- strong language
- potentially upsetting themes inc family bereavement and loss, dementia and trauma
MOVE is an outdoor performance and is not sheltered so we would advise that you dress appropriately for the weather, waterproofs in case of rain and hats and sunscreen for the sun. The ground can be uneven so please wear appropriate footwear. The performance takes place at low tide.
Feel free to bring a camping chair, stool or picnic blanket to sit on the beach and enjoy the performance.
Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before the performance start time.
The site will be clearly marked at the meeting point by a flag or appropriate temporary signage. FOH staff will be there to welcome you and check your tickets.
You will be invited to collect a set of headphones which are sanitised before and after the show. If during the performance you have any problems just lift your hand up and someone will come to help.
You will be held at the meeting point and then led down to the performance space by our FOH team.
Where to find us:
Culla Beach Map Location: 57°27’35.3″N 7°24’04.9″W
Although access to the beach is not possible for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues, there is an area overlooking the beach that will be designated as a viewing position, where sightlines are unimpeded. Our FOH staff will ensure that anyone with access needs is led to the best viewing space.
We would be delighted if you would join us for a wee tea and cake after the performance, indoors and warm in the beautiful North Uist Distillery building.
Taigh Chearsabhagh is hosting MOVE as part of our An Gàrradh programme, a plant and planet focussed summer of workshops and events curated by Sorcha Monk. Sorcha has invited Julia Taudevin to host two special workshops inspired by the MOVE performance; one exploring storytelling and another for singing out at sea.
To find out more about the Dandelion Unexpected Garden project, visit the An Gàrradh project page. The summer program will be blooming as the weather warms, so if you’re keen to join future Dandelion events, sign up for our newsletter at the foot of this webpage. You can also follow Taigh Chearsabhagh on social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) for announcements, or revisit the An Gàrradh project page as it will be updated regularly.
Image credit: Photograph by Sandie McIver. Artwork by Brian Hartley.