Dance tour heading for the Western Isles

Internationally celebrated choreographer, director and performer Marc Brew presents ‘For Now, I am…’ inspired by his time in hospital after being left paralyzed by a car accident and learning how to move and dance again.

He will be bringing his touring to the Western Isles from September 8th to 12th.

Currently living and working in Glasgow, Marc Brew grew up in New South Wales, and trained as a ballet dancer.

In 1997, Marc moved to South Africa to take up his first professional job and whilst travelling on a day trip to a game reserve, Marc was involved in a car accident as a passenger, leaving him paralyzed.

For Now, I am... takes the audience on the journey of Marc’s personal rediscovery; painting images of hospital beds, examinations, the realisation of what had happened to him and the evolution of Marc’s body and spirit as he learns to accept his form as it is now.

Featuring Brew’s fierce physicality and tender expression with striking visual projections by VJ Jamie Wardrop, an original score composed by Claire McCue and lighting design by Andy Hamer, For Now, I am... explores what it is to be broken, reborn, purified, and to reconcile being in the world in an entirely new way.

Following critical and popular acclaim at its Premiere at this year’s Dance International Glasgow Festival and a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Marc is delighted to be taking this work to some of Scotland’s more remote venues with the help of funding from Creative Scotland and assistance from Muriel Ann MacLeod at Rural Nations.

The evening will include other work from Marc and the chance to speak with the artist.

He said: “I’m so excited to bring this work to the Western Isles and engage with communities through our workshops and performances.

“The tour will allows us to reach new audiences and give them the opportunity to experience and discuss work that may otherwise not have reached these remote communities.”

Performances will take place on Tuesday, September 8th at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Hall, South Uist; Wednesday, September 9th at 7.30pm in Carinish Hall, North Uist; Friday September 11th at 7.30pm in Sir E Scott School, Tarbert, Isle of Harris and Saturday, September 12th at 7.30pm in the Barvas and Brue Community Centre, Isle of Lewis.

Buy tickets on the door or via: website or 07872 006836.