Current Projects

Here you will find information regarding current projects which

Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO are proud to be involved with and support. 

Julia McGhee – The Morrich Project 
Inver, Easter Ross

“I’m taking this opportunity to develop my work in progress - The Morrich Project - by creating an outdoor performance for my local community.  I live in Inver a small ex-fishing village, near Tain in Easter Ross.  The Morrich is an extensive area of saltmarsh and sand dune that lies on the other side of Inver Bay from the village.  It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and makes up part of Tain Air Weapons Range - one of the largest MOD live fire weapons ranges in the UK.  I’ve been fascinated by The Morrich ever since I moved to Inver four years ago and The Morrich Project is my response to the land, its history and what I see happening on and around it today. 

 

I’ve been researching this response in collaboration with Glasgow-based dance artist Penny Chivas and I’m looking forward to working again with her again, this time outside on the streets and the beach at Inver.  The outdoor work will involve interactions with found objects including 3 large logs that represent old wooden posts that can still be seen today across the Morrich and in Inver bay.

 

As well as Penny, I’m collaborating with my neighbour, Rosie Mackenzie, a visual artist who has gathered an extensive collection of objects that have washed up on Inver beach over the years. Over the Summer she displayed some of these objects outside her home.  Rosie and I want to find ways to connect our artistic practices to our local community and we’ll do this by inviting everyone in Inver to be involved in a community wide doorstep exhibition of found objects from Inver.  Both the outdoor exhibition and the performance are going to be captured on film by Robbie Synge, so that the project can be shared more widely online and has a lasting legacy for both the artists and the community.”

 

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The selection process for Moving Out was undertaken by a panel involving involved Claricia Parinussa (Tramway producer), Hayley Durward (Citymoves Dance Development Manager), along with independent artists Kate E Deeming, Katie Armstrong and Ricardo da Silva. Karl Jay-Lewin (Director of Dance North) was also involved in the first stage of the selection.

We look forward to supporting these artists and their projects as they are developed from now through to Spring 2021. Look out on our social media pages for more information about the projects as they develop as well as ways to engage in either online or public happenings.