Zugunruhe (zoo-gun-rue): an ornithology term for ‘migratory restlessness in birds’. This show explores the incredible flight of a marsh warbler, the world’s only bird whose song echoes its migration route. Body-compasses, magnetic fields, African sunsets, star-chasing, storm-riding, homing… Zugunruhe offers a wild, fresh look at migration. Rehearsing among birds in the wetlands of Somerset, performer Tom Bailey creates a feast of bird behaviour alongside a digital sound map of the marsh warbler's journey, made by composer Rowan Evans. Developed in residence at UCL Migration Research Unit. Supported by The Leverhulme Trust, Arts Council England and Red Brick Building.
Age category: 12+
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Reviews & features
Zugunruhe13 Aug 2018
Follow the bird across the world
This charming hour of physical theatre eloquently evokes the adventures of a tiny bird as it follows its migration pattern across the world, from the UK to Africa. The marsh warbler's ability to mimic the calls of the many birds that it encounters on…
Best dance & physical theatre to see at Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO31 Jul 2018
Highlights include Infinita, The Troth and Distinction
Move your way over to Edinburgh's Southside because this year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, some of the very best dance and physical theatre shows take place outside the city centre. Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO all have a packed programme of…