‘STORY’S End’, a performance led by Skye group The Dead Man’s Waltz, has been selected as one of the 20 music shows and 14 theatre and dance performances that make up the 2013 Made in Scotland 2013 at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
The programme was unveiled by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs.
The Dead Man’s Waltz have previously performed their ‘Story’s End’ in Lewis and band member Hector MacInnes said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be highlighted as one of the best Scottish performances at the largest arts festival on the planet. “It’s great to see recognition for a project with such a strong Skye connection, and one that deals with a subject matter as difficult as our own mortality.”
‘Story’s End’ is an investigation into the role death plays in story-telling, and also the influence that story-telling has over our thinking about death.
It is a body of work including music and song, moving images and spoken word that is dark and thought provoking, but also irreverent and full of surprises.
As well as the Dead Men’s Waltz, the performance involves work by four other artists and film-makers from Skye: Kate McMorrain, Mark Weallans, Cat Ingall and Johnny Barrington, who was recently nominated for a BAFTA.
The project also involves award winning author Hal Duncan.