SCOTTISH BALLET presents
Matthew Bourne’s HIGHLAND FLING
Sponsored by Adam & Company
Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne
Music La Sylphide by Herman Severin Løvenskjold,
performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra
Designs: Lez Brotherston
Lighting: Paule Constable
Theatre Royal GLASGOW 27 April – 4 May 2013
Eden Court Theatre INVERNESS 9 – 11 May 2013
His Majesty’s Theatre ABERDEEN 16 – 18 May 2013
Festival Theatre EDINBURGH 22 - 25 May 2013
While I am out on the edge, here's a shout out for Chernozem. 85a - Vile Arts' favourites and likely to be on the radio hour soon enough, are showing their dystopian film at the GFT. Since last time they displayed the movie, it was part of a wild promenade performance, featuring nasty machines that ate audience members and a cheeky tour of The Glue Factory's hidden spaces, they couldn't just have a quiet showing. They are having a big party at The Flying Duck as part of the fun.
Too much information - overloaded - here's the press release.
C H E R N O Z E M
MARCH 29th 2013
Glasgow art collective 85A are set to unleash a cinematic barrage with the premiere of ‘CHERNOZEM’ - an industrial horror film - kicking off with a dystopian masquerade party at The Flying Duck, then rocketing the audience towards the GFT in a riotous parade - all to be followed by a total rinse-out back at the ‘Duck with special guests Golden Teacher. An unmissable night!
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!! BOOM!!!
Film Premiere (2013,1hr 15mins. B/W)
29th March 2013
Available 1st March www.85A.org.uk
Burrowing through the dark vein of German Expressionism and Soviet propaganda films comes the premiere of CHERNOZEM (‘Black Earth’). Written and directed by Judd Brucke and produced by the Glasgow based multi-disciplinary art collective 85A, this is a horror tale of a man with a factory for a head that struggles for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
Paying aesthetical homage to Weimar-era cinema and industrial documentaries, this is thematically a classic chase-movie wrapped in the cloak of the Kunstmärchen. Shot entirely on VHS and filmed in the hidden, crumbling shadows of a bygone era, CHERNOZEM not only serves as a sideways document to Glasgow's fading industrial past, but strips Hi-def. films right down to the bone, stoking the fires of deracinating, thunderous filmmaking!
85A's RENEGADE MASKERRADE
The Flying Duck, Glasgow
29th March 2013
20:00 - 04:00
CHERNOZEM based, masked costume party, with performances, a live set from Sister Deadfoot, and midnight beats from 85A dj's + very special guests: Golden Teacher.
Part I: RENEGADE MASKERRADE
Pre-screening party with 'Sister Deadfoot' (Footstomping hillbilly-bop) followed by an astonishing showcase of hyper-costumes, freekish masks, blazing soundsuits and bitchin' style!
20:00 - 22:45
Available 1st March 85A.org.uk, The Flying Duck and The Art School Bar
Teetering on the edge of civilization, beneath the tidal flows of technology, led by a gang of costumed outcasts, geishas and gichts in the blackened folds of our metropolis, bursts...
'85A's RENEGADE MASKERRADE', where the engine oil liquor flows like wormwood from the skies and your dreams are full of bare-footed voodoo sex.
This mad subterranean bar in the hidden depths of the near-future, enveloped by flotsam, jetsam and incubuses of the night, is only eclipsed by the ravishing, sand-strewn fashions of these exotic denizens as they lose themselves in the pulsing lights and glide uninhibited along the alluring catwalk into the frenzy of the Mask Pit!
Later at the witching hour back at The Flying Duck…
Part II: CHERNOZEM AFTER PARTY
>With 'Golden Teacher' (Hypno-psych voodoo groove) and the bombastic
big, big beats of the legendary 85A dj's.
00:30 - 04:00
/// FREE ///
To complete the triptych of CHERNOZEM's mighty premiere, bear witness to our special guests in the form of the hypnotically divine Golden Teacher, enthralling the masked crowds with their polyrhythmic palpitating sounds.
Then 85A dj's will be dropping the most mental bush-burning beats this side of zef! (“Loud enough to knock you down!!”)