In Cramond on 26 October as dusk falls…

artist and choreographer Siriol Joyner (Aberystwyth, Cymru) and writer and mythogeographer Phil Smith (Exeter, England) will work together with overlaps and collisions of place, dance, description, objects and narratives.

Working for three days in Cramond, Siriol and Phil will explore an edge-place, drawing both on research about it and on their physical and emotional encounters with it. Playing at the edges of overlapping senses and spaces, they will explore the meeting place of sacred and non-sacred space; searching for what is there and what is changing there; for what can be told, performed, what can be felt and touched; reaching for what eludes, listening and waiting for what might emerge.

This is the first in a series of events integrating description in performances for sighted, partialy sighted and blind audiences.  The project presents responses to the city which aim to inform, surprise and enthuse.

If you would like to join this event or need more information contact Susan at Artlink susan@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

Artist biographies:

Siriol Joyner is an independent choreographer from Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. She originally trained as a classical dancer with the Royal Ballet Associates and was later an Associate Member of National Dance Company Wales. She went on to study Fine Art at Oxford University with a focus on developing performances which combined both her dance and visual arts practices. Siriol is engaged in long term choreographic research with the Irish choreographer Ruairi Donovan under the name CELTIC RADICAL which explores cultural identity, language and place in both Wales and Ireland.

Phil Smith is a performance-maker, writer and ambulatory researcher. He specialises in creating performances related to walking, mythogeographies and counter-tourism. He is a core member of site-based arts collective Wrights & Sites; and a co-author of the company’s various mis-guides including A Mis-Guide To Anywhere (2006).  Find out more about Phil Smith’s work here http://www.countertourism.net/

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