Image: Brian Hartley.
I first heard of Barrowland Ballet when I saw The River while I was in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games. That summer of enjoying the city buzz (my home is one of 5 houses 11 miles from Fort William) prompted me to look for dance courses in Glasgow so that I could dance as much as possible while my body was still able (I’m 57 now)! I subsequently saw Little Red as part of my course at Glasgow Kelvin College and Whiteout at the Edinburgh Festival.
So I was delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the Wolves project. It has been lovely meeting other people passionate about dance and to work alongside professional dancers. I’m really enjoying having the opportunity to work towards a performance. Coming from a ballet background I’ve found that Natasha’s approach is a different way of working, where the choreography is constantly evolving and changing from week to week- exciting yet confusing at times! However, that is all part of the experience. Since the launch, we’ve all been rehearsing separately however recently I got a sneak peak of the children’s group and some of the professional dancers’ individual sections of Wolves. I can’t wait to see all the different groups come together at our next rehearsal and, of course, look forward to the performances!
Tramway, Glasgow 18th March Tickets
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock 25th March Tickets
Huge thank you to Glasgow Life, the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and Young Start, Big Lottery for supporting this project.