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(i)land - Promo Trailer

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Following the widespread success of Nocturne, his first outdoor work, Marc Brew is to create a new work for outdoor locations in 2014, (i)land. As part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and supported by Without Walls. Faced with life on a deserted island, three characters uncover a means of escape back to civilisation. As the narrative unfolds, the characters find pieces of a vehicle buried in the sand that will take them off the island. They work together to build the craft, only to find that it will carry just one of them. (i)land centres on a 6 ton pile of sand representing the land the characters find themselves in, and this provides a safe dance space in which Marc can explore movement in solo, duet and trio forms away from his wheelchair. Drawing inspiration from stories such as The Lord of the Flies, Lost and Castaway, and the legends of the Highland clearances and Australian outback, (i)land aims to engage audiences in questions about perceptions of the body in dance, the politics of disability, isolation and exclusion, ingenuity and invention. "Marc Brew knows exactly how to touch his audience in all the right places" The Scotsman (about Remember When)