Glory was a large scale immersive dance event that celebrated the city’s rich Commonwealth community and Glasgow 2014. A cast of over 30 Glasgow people with connections to a Commonwealth country came together from January ’till March to create a dance performance based on each person’s individual movement vocabulary. Audiences were invited into the performers arena to experience rituals and preparation for performance. By exposing the audience to the beauty found in bodies of varying age, ability, levels of experience, body type and ethnicities, Glory celebrated the diversity of the human body, giving the audience new ways to think about movement, excellence, and about who and what is considered elite.
Kim Simpson from Shift was one of the cast during a time when she was struggling a lot with her Hypermobility Syndrome and her involvement with this piece informed her thinking for the projects FOOD and Special Assistance.
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