Learning to Fly
Barrowland Ballet
Scotland
P3 – S1

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

This new production inspired by the ancient tale of Icarus will spark discussions about the need to keep safe, risk-taking and the power of stories to shape us. These ideas can be explored in Religious and Moral Education and Health and Wellbeing.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Religious and Moral Education

I am becoming aware that people’s beliefs and values affect their actions.

RME   1-09c

Health and Wellbeing

I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible.

HWB   1-16a/2-16a

Class Stage
P3 – S1
Curriculum Links
Health and Wellbeing
Religious and Moral Education
Traverse Theatre
Duration: 50 min
Seating: Theatre seating
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Traverse Theatre
Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
  • Monday 25 May 13:30
  • Tuesday 26 May 10:30
  • Tuesday 26 May 13:45
  • Wednesday 27 May 10:30
  • Wednesday 27 May 13:45
Learning to Fly on Tour
Platform
  • Wednesday 22 April 13:00
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Platform
The Bridge, Glasgow , G34 9JW
Byre Theatre
  • Sunday 26 April 14:00
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Byre Theatre
The Byre Theatre , St Andrews , KY16 9LA
An Lanntair
  • Thursday 30 April 10:00
  • Thursday 30 April 13:30
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An Lanntair
Kenneth Street, Stornoway , HS1 2DS
Universal Hall
  • Sunday 3 May 13:00
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Universal Hall
Universal Hall Arts Centre, Findhorn, Forres, IV36 3TZ
Paisley Arts Centre
  • Saturday 9 May 15:00
  • Monday 11 May 13:30
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Paisley Arts Centre
Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley , PA1 1EZ
The Barn
  • Friday 15 May 13:30
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The Barn
Burn o' Bennie, Banchory, AB31 5QA
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
  • Wednesday 20 May 13:30
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Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, PA15 1HJ
Eden Court
  • Saturday 30 May 15:00
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Eden Court
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Co-created and directed by Natasha Gilmore and Robert Alan Evans.

Inspired by the Greek legend of Icarus, this is the story of a girl who doesn’t fit in, a girl who’s learning to fly. Washed up on a tiny island, she studies the birds, her only companions, and begins to work out her escape.

With unfolding wings, she soars up, up and away… with the world below getting smaller and smaller. This is what it is to be free and be at one with the wind.

Learning to Fly is about the power of imagination and the sheer determination that lets you fly when forces all around want to pull you down. The award-winning Barrowland Ballet use intricate choreography, wit and humour to tell this evocative new story.

"Natasha Gilmore's choreography explodes on the stage and demonstrates why Barrowland Ballet is one of Scotland's most successful contemporary dance companies." The Reviews Hub on Whiteout

Commissioned by Imaginate and funded through the Scottish Government's Festivals Expo Fund.

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