Forest performances and installation
As part of the Hansel & Gretel, and Me project, Scottish Ballet offered people of all ages the exciting opportunity to perform in an adventurous new dance piece inspired by the Hansel and Gretel story.
Taking place in five areas across Scotland the Hansel & Gretel, and Me woodlands performances saw local participants presenting an exciting new dance piece following a series of creative workshops with Scottish Ballet’s education team, bush craft specialists and Forestry Commission Scotland.
Using woodland spaces, and working with dance, music, tree sculptures and characters, participants explored the themes of journeys, adventure, empowerment, independence and ingenuity – all of which were identified by Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson as core to Scottish Ballet’s new production. It is intended that the workshop process and performances will inspire and inform the creative process of Hansel & Gretel
Live performances were held in Edinburgh, Dundee, Stirling and Aberdeen. A film installation created by participants was shown in Inverness as part of a special installation where the films were viewed through specially designed birdhouses.