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Dance performance at disused Moray airfield

By Alistair Whitfield

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A disused airfield in Moray will be the surprising venue for a contemporary dance performance this weekend.

Dancer: Louise Tanoto. Photo: Pari Naderi.
Dancer: Louise Tanoto. Photo: Pari Naderi.

Is this a Waste Land? is being staged outdoors at RAF Milltown on both Friday and Saturday by Charlotte Spencer Projects.

It's part live performance and part interactive audio experience during which the audience wear headphones.

And it's billed as "both intriguing and unusual in equal measure".

Artistic director Charlotte Spencer originally spent more than two years developing Is this a Waste Land?

Back in August 2016 she and the rest of her dance troupe lived in a forest without running water or power for seven days.

Following this, they then spent a further fortnight working on an ex-industrial site in the Northamptonshire town of Corby.

The challenge in both cases was to develop and choreograph a dance piece while also building a habitat for themselves.

Is this a Waste Land? is part of Rise 2021, a festival of contemporary dance and performance hosted by Findhorn-based Dance North Scotland.

Performances will begin at 6.45pm on both Friday and Saturday.

They will last about 90 minutes. Dress for the outdoors.

RAF Milltown is about four miles north-east of Elgin, off the B9103 back road to Lossiemouth.

For information about booking tickets, about getting to the airfield or about the rest of the Rise festival, visit HERE

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