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Looping: Scotland Overdub

A ground-breaking collaboration with Glasgow’s Optimo Music and Brazilian dance collective 7OITO.

Scottish Dance Theatre premiered Looping: Scotland Overdub to audiences in Wick, Mull and Dundee in summer 2018. In each location, our full company of exceptional dancers embarked on an artistic residency with a local community cast, culminating in a final performance for all to see.

A Brazilian street festival inspired ceilidh, re-imagined from the hit show Looping: Bahia Overdub by Felipe de Assis, Leonardo França and Rita Aquino (7OITO) with a distinctively Scottish edge.

With words by acclaimed writer Kieran Hurley, featuring music from Optimo and Mahal Pita, costumes by Alison Brown and Timorous Beasties, lighting by Emma Jones, Looping: Scotland Overdub celebrates the cultures and heritages of Brazil and Scotland in a political dance party.

Capturing the collective spirit of ceilidh dancing and street festivals vibes, this is one show not to be missed!

Suitable for all ages.

Looping: Scotland Overdub is an immersive performance experience with occasional loud music, flashing lights and the audience is free to move. There is no fixed seating. Please let us know in advance if you have any accessibility needs or if standing or walking for an hour is difficult for you. We are here to help make your experience comfortable.

Photography by Brian Hartley.