Scottish choreographer Julia James-Griffiths will premiere her new work The Box, a contemporary dance theatre piece that explores the impact depression can have on an individual and how society responds to it, in a way that aims to be innovative, creative, yet accessible.
“James-Griffiths and ensemble have created a beautifully raw, thought provoking and insightful performance, which I would urge everybody to go and see.”
“The Work is that rare and beautiful combination of exquisite choreography and thought provoking social commentary presented with flare, feeling and humour…”
Steve Slater, Artistic Director of Citymoves
Thursday 24th May, 7.15pm
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
1 in 4 of us live in The Box, what are we going to do about it?
The Box is a contemporary dance theatre piece that explores the impact depression can have on an individual, and how our society responds to it, in a way that aims to be innovative, creative, yet accessible.
The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with Julia about the work.
Choreography & Direction | Julia James-Griffiths
Performance | Amelia McCarthy, Amy Robertson, Oliver Sale & Lucy May Wilson
Lighting Design | Simon Gane
Producer | Jennifer Phillips
As part of The Box project and SMHAF 2018, Julia will be holding FREE movement workshops titled Mind to Move, for those with experience of mental health issues. No dance experience necessary.
The Box – work in progress showings
Following from a previous research and development period, Julia James-Griffiths will be continuing to develop her new work The Box alongside four dancers. This work looks into the impact depression can have on an individual, and how our society responds to it.
Through movement, and the playful use of text/spoken word and the physical elements found and used for depression/mental health issues, the work will explore the idea of confinement, in its various forms, and what can be produced from it.
During this residency, and as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, Julia will also be offering a free workshop titled ‘Mind To Move’ for those with experience of struggling with mental health issues to take part in (no dance experience necessary).
Excerpt shown at 5 Ways To Begin as part of The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
Saturday 14th October
Flourish House, Glasgow
Company showing of The Box work in-progress
Friday 13th October
Studio 4, Dance Base
Julia James-Griffiths is an emerging dance artist based in Scotland. The inspiration behind her work comes from her interest in exploring human psychology and the senses. The work she creates is innovative, artistic and thought provoking.