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Haud Close is an ambitious online project for people living with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis or dementia, and their households.

Inspired by our award-winning dance film Haud Close Tae Me, we will explore the theme of ‘visibility’ as we make a new short film.

Haud Close seeks to delve into what visibility means to you. By sharing your dance movement or the story of your name, you can directly contribute towards our next short dance film which will feature storytelling and creative writing. Celebrating creative responses from around the world, the film will be launched publically for you to share with family and friends.

Find out how you can get involved from the comfort of your own home below.

Looking to get creative in 2021? Let's Haud Close together

We're inviting people living with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis or dementia, and their households, to join our exciting project Haud Close - from the comfort of your own home.

If you’ve ever fancied trying dance or creative writing, now is your opportunity to make a dance, poem or story to be included in our film.

How you can get involved:

  • Explore the poetry and dance tasks via the links below and decide which one most inspires you.
  • Follow the instructions on the task pages to create your own short dance or poem.
  • Send it to the SB Health team before Monday 22 February 2021.

Please note, you can join the project alone or with a family member, companion or carer.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 22 February 2021

If you would like assistance or to discuss any of this further please contact

Haud Close Artists

  • ChoreographerJack
  • Visual ArtistBrian
  • Storyteller & DramaturgPhilippa

SB Health launched Haud Close in December 2020, working online with residents from Erskine Care Home. Continuing from January 2021, Haud Close is working with participants from across Scottish Ballet’s dance network to collaborate online for 5 weeks with a choreographer, visual artist and storyteller.