Shrimp Dance

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (immersive, theatre)

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  • Dance Base - Studio 3
  • 20:40
  • Aug 5-7, 9-14
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Paul Michael Henry / Jer Reid / Jamie Wardrop
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Strobe lighting
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 18 months
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Shrimp Dance is a Butoh dance performance with live music and video art, based on research showing anti-depressants entering the sea through human waste are affecting the behaviour of shrimp. High levels of Prozac cause shrimp to abandon their shadowy habitat and swim towards the light where they’re often eaten. The humans are so sad that the shrimp are going crazy. Shrimp Dance is a meditation on the medicalisation of profound sadness, linking our inner isolation to climate change, eco-anxiety and related crises (waste, ecocide, consumer capitalism and extreme inequality). Your sadness is political.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Entrance to building along level access, lift to first floor, level access (up a ramp with gentle incline) to second lift, lift to Studio 3, which then has level access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Is a wheelchair user
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