Family Portrait (Edinburgh International Children's Festival 2021)

Barrowland Ballet

Fri 28 May - Sun 6 Jun

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Family Portrait is an interactive installation work, combining striking imagery and choreography, capturing Barrowland Ballet’s Artistic Director Natasha Gilmore and her three children in an intimate portrayal of family life.

With space to roam, the children encounter rabbit skulls, converse with spiders, make war paint with berries and discover the fun of burying their mother in bark. With humour and candour, the work shares an honest depiction of what family really is - responsibility, joy, balance, intimacy and, most of all, love. Filmed in the splendour of Scotland’s natural environment.

Please note that one ticket admits one household bubble for this event.

Optional post-show activity brings elements of nature indoors and gives time and space for you to explore and re-enact moments from the work - bookers for this event will be sent further information about these activities following the performance.

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The Traverse is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

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