Director: Eve McConnachie Country of Origin: UK Runtime: 4m Genre: Dance Block: H Date: 29-02 Time: 12-1.05pm Website
Frontiers questions traditional gendered roles in classical ballet by refusing to adhere to dated stereotypes: women powerfully command the space, men intimately embrace each other. Frontiers contrasts the fluidity of the human form with the brutalist concrete motorways that cut through the heart of Glasgow. Directed by screendance filmmaker Eve McConnachie (Maze, Haud Close Tae Me). Choreographed by San Francisco Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher – an exciting new talent working in the queer space. Set to a previously unreleased track ‘Make a Move’ by Edinburgh based artist Callum Easter.
Eve McConnachie has a passion for portraying dance on screen. As in-house filmmaker for Scottish Ballet, she creates trailers, behind-the-scenes documentaries and short dance films for the company. Eve has created a number of award winning short dance films for Scottish Ballet, including Haud Close Tae Me which examines the connection between our younger and older selves, and Maze in which two people discover each other in the setting of the derelict Govanhill Baths. Most recently she directed the tv spot for Scottish Ballet’s 50th Anniversary ‘Make a Wish’ appeal. Her latest dance film ‘Frontiers’ – a collaboration with Choreographer Myles Thatcher – will premiere in May 2019 as part of Scottish Ballet’s pioneering Digital Season.