Pupils with complex needs such as autism, 7+
Poggle and Me
Poggle is the mischief maker, maker of fun. Join her as she forms a new friendship on an adventure through the forest; hopping along honeycomb, rescuing bees and playing amongst the pine trees. Bursting with energy, acrobatic dance, live music and clapping rhythms with an imaginatively changing world that the children have the chance to explore.
This sensory, inclusive performance is made especially for and with children with complex needs ages 7-15 years. Playfulness within the work creates space for live response between the audience and performers, with its adaptable approach allowing the individuality of each child to be celebrated.
Created by Barrowland Ballet in partnership with Atta Festival, Turkey. This project is supported by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grant.
"magical and moving... to see the children responding to the performance and to watch the interactions between the artists and the children. It was enchanting. The performers were so talented and attuned to the children." Audience member about Barrowland Ballet’s The Unexpected Gift
Dates, costs and full booking details for this show will be confirmed soon. If you would like to register interest for your school please email TISS@imaginate.org.uk
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Barrowland Ballet is one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful contemporary dance companies built around the artistic work of choreographer Natasha Gilmore. The company produces high quality, accessible dance theatre performance, installation and film which are presented nationally and internationally. The company has received critical international acclaim and has performed in festivals and venues all over the world
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
All productions will be accompanied by resources to help teachers prepare further activity and link to classroom plans.
curriculum for excellence
I can respond to the experience of drama by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comment on my own and others’ work. EXA 0-15a / EXA 1-15a / EXA 2-15a / EXA 3-15a
I can analyse technical aspects of drama and scripts, make informed judgments and express considered opinions on my own and others’ work. EXA 4-15a
Health and Well Being
I am aware of how friendships are formed and that likes, dislikes, special qualities and needs can influence relationships. HWB 0-44a / HWB 1-44a
Presented by Barrowland Ballet
Choreographer: Natasha Gilmore
Scottish Cast: Alex McCabe, Joanne Pirrie, Vince Virr
Composer: Daniel Padden
Costume Designer: Alison Brown
Set Designer: Fred Pommerehn
Set Dresser/Maker: Ruban San Roman