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This dance piece considers failure and investigates the dancers’ and musicians’ reactions to an obstacle in their path. This imaginative approach to enquiry and problem solving is at the heart of Creativity Across Learning.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links:

Development of Creativity Skills

  • To manage uncertainty and respond positively to the unexpected
  • To overcome obstacles to progress

Creativity Skills

  • To be constructively inquisitive
  • To be open-minded
  • To be able to harness the imagination
  • To be able to identify and solve problems
Class Stage
P3 – S1
Curriculum Links
Creativity Across Learning
Traverse Theatre
Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 127
Seating: Theatre seating
Traverse Theatre
Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
  • Wednesday 31 May 13:15
  • Wednesday 31 May 19:00
  • Thursday 1 June* 10:00
  • Thursday 1 June 13:00
  • *Post show Q&A

Two dancers and two musicians are faced with the unexpected – a huge wooden cube in the middle of the stage. The quartet moves in space, musicians tune, dancers heat up and all become very frustrated.

This stunning and highly amusing dance piece full of optimism explores how we react to the unexpected. How things that could be seen as failures challenge us, push us to move forward, to reinvent and grow.

Yelling, climbing, playing, dancing, whispering , singing… trying any way we can, alone or with others!

“Arcosm invents a complex and seductive universe, which pushes each performer to the frontiers of their art." La Terrasse

Compagnie Arcosm is funded by le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication; DRAC Rhône-Alpes; Région Rhône-Alpes and la Ville de Lyon. With additional support from the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni En Scene! Programme.

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