Dance theatre group comes to the Islands

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Arts Nan Eilean are promoting a Dance Theatre company ‘Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre Company’ in the Western Isles in June.

The company have performed in the Western Isles before to great success with a strong audience turnout.

Their brand of dance and performance has particularly appealed to young people and now the company have heeded requests to return to the Islands.

This time the dance company will be performing a double bill titled ‘Status Anxiety’ and ‘Thinking In The First Person’.

They describe ‘Status Anxiety’ with a question: “Has having the ability to connect with everyone helped us forget how to truly connect with anyone?

“From the humble bragger to the over sharer this physical, witty and entertaining piece challenges the characters we become when hidden behind a computer screen.

“The performance uses hip hop movement vocabulary, spoken word and live projection to invite the audience to explore four characters as they expose the complexities of online communication and how it effects their ability to actually communicate.”

Second on the bill is ‘Thinking in the First Person’, and it is described as: “A new hip hop theatre work concerned with social media and identity; specifically addressing how self value shifts when faced with constantly presenting oneself online.

“It illustrates the behaviour of one individual as they battle their inner demons when addressing how they perceive themselves, how others perceive them and how they perceive others perceiving them.”

Performances will take place in Spornis Sports Centre, Lewis on Wednesday 10th June from 7.30pm; at Carinish Village Hall, Uist on Friday 12th June at 7.30pm and in Castlebay Hall, Barra on Saturday 13th June at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £8, £5(conc) and are available on the door, or to book in advance call the Arts nan Eilean Box Office: 01851 700475.