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The Work Room & Dance House Glasgow
Dance Explosion: a film by Ripple Arts & Goat Media

Sun 18 June 2017

This documentary celebrates Scotland as a world leader in community dance. Structured around the 12 violin concertos of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, it follows choreographers Royston Maldoom and Tamara McLorg, weaving specially filmed documentary footage of an Aberdeen International Youth Festival dance project with reflections on the youth dance 'explosion' in Fife and Stirling in the 1980s. It includes contribution from people across the Scottish dance sector on the legacy of these extraordinary and influential choreographers and dance artists. Since those early years in Scotland, Royston Maldoom and Tamara McLorg have forged an international reputation working with marginalised and disadvantaged people in areas such as Ethiopia, Peru, Palestine, as well as Europe. In 2014, the Four Seasons project in the North East of Scotland brought them both back to Scotland for the first time in 30 years, to work on a large scale community dance performance that was part of the Commonwealth Games Cultural programme.

Film directed by:
Katrina McPherson & Simon Fildes
Executive Producer: Susan Hay
Camera: Holger Mohaupt

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion involving artists working in dance in Scotland today who were part of the dance explosion.

BSL interpretation can be provided for this event if requested in advance. Please contact Sara Johnstone for more information on [sara@theworkroom.org.uk](mailto:sara@theworkroom.org.uk].

This film is F-rated. Films are given an F-rating if directed by women, written by women and/or present significant female characters on screen, in their own right. f-rated.org.