Too Close To The Sun- Barrowland Ballet Spring 2023 Tour announced /

We’re delighted to announce that we are going on tour this spring with our new production for ages 7+, Too Close To The Sun. 

Inspired by the Greek legend of Icarusthis is the story of a girl who’s weighed down by the responsibility of the environmental crisis. She dreams of the boy Icarus and begins to work out her escape. This is the story of a girl who’s learning to fly.

At one with the wind, this is what it is to be free. To soar. She soars up … up … and away … and the world below becomes smaller and smaller. Too Close To The Sun is about the power of imagination and the sheer determination that lets you fly when forces all around are weighing you down.

Intricate choreography, spoken word and humour are used to tell this evocative new story. Bringing together Natasha Gilmore’s dynamic choreography, alongside acclaimed collaborators playwright Robert Alan Evans, composer Davey Anderson and designer Fred Pommerehn, to create this stunning new production.

Commissioned by Imaginate, in association with Platform and The Work Room, supported by Tramway and through the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund.

Tour Dates:

Platform, Glasgow
Fri 12th May & Sat 13th May 2023
0141 276  9696 (opt 1)
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Tues 23rd May 2023
01475 723 723
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Fri 26th May & Sat 27th May
01786 466 666
Edinburgh International Children’s Festival
Traverse Theatre
Wed 31st May – Sat 3rd June

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