Live music, choreography and storytelling combine to create a compelling exploration of migration experiences.
A Wee Journey invites audiences to embark on a choreographed musical journey, fusing dance, music and performance to explore belonging, connection, community and home.
Combining choreography by Palestinian artist Farah Saleh, live music and composition by Turkish musician Oğuz Kaplangı and movement from an ensemble of performers, A Wee Journey is a collaborative piece that centres on compassion and empathy to share the lived experiences of the artists and their relationship to migration.
Reflecting on a world where constant movement across borders means that anyone can become a migrant, this piece celebrates diversity and reflects on the experiences of many people living in Scotland and around the world.
A touch tour for this production is available before the 7.30pm performance on 20 August.
The Refuge series is supported by British Council, Edinburgh Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh and Claire and Mark Urquhart
Made possible through the PLACE programme
Created by Farah Saleh and Oğuz Kaplangı, in collaboration with the performers
Farah Saleh Co-director and Choreographer
Oğuz Kaplangı Co-director, Composer and Performer
Emma Jones Lighting Designer
Zephyr Liddell Costume and Set Designer
Emily Smit-Dicks Design Assistant
Lucy Suggate Dramaturg
Performers Daniel Navarro Lorenzo, Francesca Till, Pirita Tuisku, Kemono L.Riot and Nada Shawa
Helen McIntosh Producer
Joy Parkinson PR & Marketing
Fi Fraser Production Manager
John Wilke Associate Production Manager
Neil Dewar Sound Engineer
Astrid Rothmeie Stage Manager
Judy Stewart Stage Manager (creation)
Performers and collaborators (initial development) Adam Kashmiry and Leticia Sanchez
Supported by Creative Scotland, Tramway and DanceBase