To celebrate the world premiere of Christopher Hampson’s The Snow Queen, our Engagement Team are working creatively with primary five pupils and Erskine care home residents to explore themes from the production and promote intergenerational dialogue.

Participants will be led though workshops incorporating movement, storytelling, visual art and music, facilitated by a team of highly experienced professional artists. 

Drawing inspiration from qualities associated with The Snow Queen characters, the group will share stories of family, adventure, empowerment and transformation; remembering and celebrating the females who have made an impact on their lives.

Following movement tasters in the school and care home, everyone will be brought together as special guests at a matinee performance of The Snow Queen.

Thereafter the group will continue to work together for a block of four, weekly sessions at Erskine.

Through a collaborative process, the artists will work directly with participants to facilitate their ideas.  The group will decide how they wish their shared experience to be captured: this could be through written word, photography, visual art, movement. 

This collection of creative responses will be encapsulated in book format as a tangible recognition of their shared journey, gifted to each participant. The book will include a synopsis of Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen.

An exhibition of the visual art and photographic outputs of the project is also planned; accompanied by live readings of participants’ stories and movement.

The project aims to inspire creativity and expression, promote intergenerational dialogue, develop literacy, communication and movement skills, empower participants to shape their creative ideas plus enable a deeper connection to Scottish Ballet.