I have the best part time job any student could ever wish for. Last night, I was working closing night of an event called the Shoogle project. Plan B, a Scottish dance company have been working with Shooglenifty, my absolute favourite folk band in the whole world. They created an experience that is a gig, and a ceilidh, and a dance show all in one. Shooglenifty played beautifully, and the contemporary dancers were stunning. Frank McConnell is the mastermind behind plan b, and there’s a brilliant wee interview with him here.
The highlights of the evening were the sections with members of the audience joining the dancers in a dance party. Almost everyone got up at the end to join in, and the number of professional dancers in the audience meant that it was also beautiful.]
I took some very very blurry pictures, so apologies for the poor quality, but I’d like to share them anyway.