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Swan Lake


Swan Lake

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Swan Lake


Swan Lake

Swan Lake: A Concert in a Swimming Pool..

Swan Lake was a piece where Katy Dye and artist Sarah Short, directed four professional brass musicians to give a concert of Tchaikovsky's music from the ballet - Swan Lake, whilst submerged in the water of a swimming pool. This involved working with life guards and managerial members of staff at The Gorbals Leisure centre in Glasgow to arrange this event. We wanted to create this to upend ideas about where people go to take part in 'high' culture - such as ballet or opera.  Swan Lake is a performance that explores questions relating to class, culture, 'high art',  'low art' and access. The piece was created in 2013. 

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Dance With Death


Dance With Death

Dance With Death


Dance With Death

Care to Have a Dance With Death? 


'Dance With Death' are a dance duo who perform in cabaret and entertainment venues. We dance Swing, Tango, Waltz.  We're dying to meet our audience members, we've waited such a long time for each and every one of them. Just give us a moment to brush the cobwebs off and smooth up our smiles - and we'd just kill to have a dance with you..  

Dance with Death was a collaboration between Katy Dye and Gabriel Spector, performed at various venues in Glasgow including Wild Cabaret, Brunswick Hotel, The Glue Factory and Buzzcut Festival. Dance with Death were and were long term artistic residents at Swing ltd Glasgow, and in their work their created an number of original dance acts for the venue. Due to living in different countries their performance collaboration has ended for the time being.. but will perhaps return again in the future! 

Photography by Struan Roberston. 

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Technophile


 Technophile 

Technophile


 Technophile 

Technophile is a new performance by Aby Watson and Katy Dye with video design by Tim Reid. This new piece of contemporary performance is about the intimacy we hold with our personal machines: and the fact that we don’t know who knows what. We want to find out what happens to what we put out there in an age of digital surveillance. With our intimate, private and personal details becoming personal data, who are we really getting intimate with behind our screens? We are interested in finding out what happens when our personalities become commodities to be bought and sold, and when a human being becomes data. 

 We have begun the development of this piece as part of National Theatre of Scotland's 'Starter for Ten' residency commissions, which took place in February 2017, and we are looking to develop this piece further. 

To read more about this process read our blog for NTS that reflects upon our residency here. 

A short exploration has been performed as part of the Tron Theatre's 'Outside Eyes' and at Summerhall in Edinburgh as part  of Anatomy Arts 2016. 

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photographs at NTS by Beth Chalmers, Tron theatre - Mihaela Bodlovic