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Inspired by poet Rachel Plummer’s Selkie, we’ve created a short new dance film responding to the poem’s themes of gender and identity, to explore transformation and acceptance, as part of the Safe to Be Me™ Festival.

Our Safe to Be Me™ Festival is an opportunity for schools and young people aged 10-23 to explore their identities through creative, interactive experiences and digital dance workshops, running 10-31 May 2021.

Safe to Be Me™ supports young people to feel safe and confident in who they are. During the three-week digital festival, sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments, young people will address topics such as homophobia, racism, ableism, transphobia, bigotry and family diversity (in line with key Scottish Government targets).

Credits

  • Poem - Extracts from 'Selkie'Rachel
    Plummer
  • MusicRoss
    Brown
  • NarratorHayley
    Earlam
  • DancerRishan
    Benjamin
  • FilmmakerBeth
    Chalmers
  • ConceptNeil
    Fleming
    Brown
  • Choreographer Sara
    Kemal