For now we see through a mirror, darkly

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (physical theatre, dance)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Audio Described
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

This mystical dance performance is about the connection between what we see and what we believe. It includes an evocative voice-over, which describes and interprets that which is present but cannot be seen. The description is an accessibility function for visually impaired audiences but also functions to give access to understanding the abstract content for those who are sighted. A visually striking and funny world, which can be placed under the slogan of its favourite motif – a smiling snake, a dying sun and the gentle droppings of unclean slime. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Audio Described
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Audio described performances

  • Dates: 13 August, 14 August, 15 August, 16 August, 17 August, 20 August, 21 August, 22 August, 23 August, 24 August
  • Type: Integrated
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.
  • More about this show: Listen to audio flyer

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 13 August, 14 August, 15 August, 16 August, 17 August, 20 August, 21 August, 22 August, 23 August, 24 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

David Muir 110 days ago

I loved it! It's as if a child alien has read the mind of an ancient human mystic, and is translating his epic story of humanity for us. I was transported to a bleak, frightening vision of the Earth millenia in the past or future, and may have gone insane if not for the narrator firmly but gently guiding us through.

This production is bizarre, able to laugh at itself, but with an utmost seriousness in quality standards, performance, and pursuit of its vision. It's much more physical theatre than dance, but then standard dance moves wouldn't fit into this world.

CoCoDanse 118 days ago

This show is nominated for the Total Theatre Awards 2019; and rightly so! Prepare yourself to let go of expectations and you can be transposed into a magical, weird, and somewhat dark place. The seemingly comprehensible plot is at the same time indecipherable and remains just out of reach, legible and illegible, right there in front of you but impossible to grasp. The visuals are mystical, plainly strong and clear, yet strikingly abstruse. A voice-over explains in eloquent phrases and intricate utterances to the lost audiences’ minds what is happening on stage; yet you still do not know if you are looking through a mirror, darkly, seeing the present reflected, or if you’re looking into the past or future of humankind. The two female performers are impressively immersed in their roles, embodying the voice over while at the same time directing it. Louise Ahl/The Ultimate Dancer created a fun, original show that defies common rules. The artists hold a mirror up that reflects a culture that is absurdly familiar and alien at the same time. It can leave you happily bamboozled, curiously intrigued and potentially worry-some frightened.


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A Younger Theatre (3/5 stars) 102 days ago

For now we see through a mirror, darkly is certainly unique. Inspired by texts from Alchemy and Mysticism by Alexander Roob, its concept is fantastical (and verges on total absurdity). Wrapped in cloths bearing pagan symbols, three performers – The Rule of Three being historically, a religious belief adhered to...

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Exeunt 117 days ago

In For now we see through a mirror, darkly, Louise Ahl performs a kind alchemy, turning words into images and images into words (thought pictures into ancient symbols and sound shapes). Jo Hellier, Ultimate Dancer and Peter McMaster are positioned onstage, making small, glitching, GIF-like movements. Their expressions are of...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 118 days ago

Do you like philosophy, religion, dance or calling your eyes jelly balls? Yes to one or all, then you’ll love this quirky piece. The audience enter and pass the three protagonists on stage in position...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 118 days ago

Louise Ahl is a Glasgow-based artist who makes work under the name Ultimate Dancer. She is the choreographer and designer of the show For Now We See Through A Mirror, Darkly, a dance and physical performance piece with a difference. The show draws on mysticism and symbolism to present a...

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