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Scotland’s new super band performs with local young people at The Brunton

Published: Tuesday 25th April 2017

Scotland’s new super band performs with local young people at The Brunton

Lovers of dance and live music are in for a treat next weekend as Scotland’s new super band makes its way to The Brunton, supported by a group of local young people.

BREWBAND is a unique and exhilarating group that blurs boundaries and challenges people’s perceptions of identity. Created by award winning disabled choreographer Marc Brew this inclusive music and dance performance brings together top Scottish rock artists Graeme Smillie, Jill O’Sullivan and Peter Kelly with talented dancer/musicians Martyn Garside, Marta Masiero and Alice Sheppard.

An education project organized by East Lothian Council’s Arts Service in partnership with BREWBAND has given local young people the opportunity to create and showcase their own music-dance piece that will act as the exclusive curtain raiser to this event.

Over the Easter Break, eleven young dancers from across East Lothian attended the Brunton for three days to prepare the curtain raiser based on the boundary-breaking performance style of BREWBAND. During this time the group produced their own piece of music - with a little help from electronic music producers/DJs Gavin Fort and James Rutherford (AKA Main Ingredient) - and choreographed an accompanying dance piece featuring real instruments.

The parallel education project will give the young people involved the opportunity to perform with a professional company and the chance to showcase their work to friends and family as a prelude to Marc Brew's, BREWBAND. By melding rock music with Marc Brew’s distinctive choreography, both groups create an exciting evening that is as much a music gig as it is a dance performance.

Marc Brew Company: BREWBAND is on Sat 29 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £11.50 (£9.50) £8 Under 18

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