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The River

This is the story of flow and memories told through dance, live music and song. The 150 strong cast, comprising of a choir, choral ensemble, musicians and dancers, take you on an emotional journey, the excitement of starting a new live, tinged with the pain of goodbyes. Just as a river replenishes itself, so does the culture of the city built alongside it. The River celebrates the creation of this vibrant community. Join us as we journey alongside the Clyde celebrating the River’s stories.

The River is created and performed by Barrowland Ballet’s professional ensemble, alongside a large community cast of dancers and choirs and professional musicians from across Scotland; under the artistic direction of Natasha Gilmore and in partnership with East London Dance.

Creative Team

  • Choreographer/ Director

    Natasha Gilmore

  • Associate Artist

    Candice Edmunds

  • Performers

    Dancers: Jade Adamson, Chrissie Ardill, Julie Ann Minaai, Kai-Wen Chuang, Hayley Earlam, Salma Faraji, Lorraine Jamieson, Natalie Trewinnard, Vince Virr accompanied by community participants. Choir Leaders: Katy Cooper, Rory Haye accompanied by choir members

  • Musical Director

    Quee MacArthur

  • Musicians

    Marcus Britton, Matt Clements, George Gillespie, Tom Pickles

  • Producer

    Belinda McElhinney

  • Production Manager

    Camilla O’Neill