As part of the project, a global callout also invited people living with dementia, MS and Parkinson’s to submit a 20 second video response to either a poetry or dance task set by the company. These feature in a new dance film called Haud Close Together that connects local residents from Erskine Care Home in Bishopton, to responses from as far and wide as Australia.
It is clear, after the past year, that the need for connection is stronger than ever. The project has been a way for its participants to find freedom, movement and creativity, confirming the transformational power of dance and movement by coming together to share, move, dance, express and create. It also explored digital technology, and working collaboratively to share ideas of visibility through these challenging times.
The two new dance films, Haud Close and Haud Close Together, alongside a poetry collection and gallery of visual art created throughout the project, can be viewed on Scottish Ballet’s website.