Made in Scotland announce 2017 programme
- Louise Stoddart
- 25 May 2017
Highlights include innovative dance with TuTuMucky, Gary McNair's Letters to Morissey and music from Gaelic electronica Duo, Whyte
Now in its 9th year, Made in Scotland continues to celebrate the best of Scottish music, theatre and dance with their Edinburgh Festival Fringe showcase.
As a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music Centre, the showcase is funded by the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals' Expo Fund, which enables this year's 24 companies, ensembles and artists to put on their shows and explore touring opportunities abroad.
'In this 70th year, we celebrate the founding international principles of the festivals by connecting Scottish artists to national and global audiences,' says Laura Mackenzie-Stuart, Head of Theatre at Creative Scotland. 'We are rightfully proud of the work made by artists living in Scotland and thankful that beyond August the Onward Touring Fund element of the Scottish Government's Expo Fund enables artists to extend the advantage of performing at the Fringe by supporting them to take up invitations to perform internationally.'
In dance, Botis Seva's TuTuMucky is on at Zoo Southside from 16–20 Aug and combines ballet, contemporary and hip hop techniques to explore how we are shaped by the world around us.
Highlights from the theatre programme include Gary McNair's Letters to Morissey, playing at the Traverse Theatre from 1–27 Aug; Dogstar Theatre Company's The Sky is Safe at Summerhall on 4–27 Aug and Utter Theatre's Stand By, showing at Army @ The Fringe.
Audiences get a chance to hear new arrangements of rarely heard 17th and 18th century Gaelic songs at Fairich: Live, from Gaelic electronica duo, Whyte. They play at the Scottish Storytelling Centre from 21–28 Aug.
Those interested in hearing from the artists behind the Made in Scotland Showcase will be interested in Playwrights' Studio Scotland's TalkFest 2017 – a series of discussions and workshops chaired by leading playwrights and theatre makers, including Rona Munro, Nicola McCartney, Philip Howard.
Made in Scotland can be found at various venues around Edinburgh, Fri 4–Mon 28 Aug.