Elephants & Reindeers (work title)
New work had Research and Development stage in May-June 2023 in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Where I invited to join with me Nik Paget-Tomlinson and Amy Robertson
New work idea telling the story of how Reindeer and Elephants are similar but also different using movement, sound and Moomin characters. At this point artist see this work for the whole family to experience.
Open residency sharing was held 30th of June 2023 3 pm at Dance Base.
Now we are preparing to take he work in next stage. Hopefully soon more updates.
Meet the Team :
Concept, Dancer-performer & Choreographer: Pirita Tuisku
Pirita Tuisku is a Finnish Dance artist living in Scotland. She has been working as a Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher in Finland, Scotland, South Africa and Hong Kong. Versatile artist has already over 17 years of experience working in different fields in dance. Her passion is to create work that will engage with audience, emerge with different art forms and bring alive topics from daily life. She gets inspired working in a diverse collaboration with curious and open mindset. Her own curiosity is about how she can push her own boundaries as mover. And also on the other hand she has always been interested about other cultures and how that is affecting our dancing. Time outside from dance Pirita has passion in upcycling Jewelry making and working as an Aerial yoga coach.
Sound design : Nik Paget-Tomlinson
Nik Paget-Tomlinson is a musician, composer and sound designer, creating work for theatre, dance and film. Nik has worked with a range of theatre and dance companies including Citizens Theatre, Grid Iron, National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Lyceum, Curious Seed, and Imaginate.
Credits include: Moonset (Citizens Theatre), Wickies: The Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor (Park Theatre) Rocket Post (Constellation Points) Doppler (Grid Iron Theatre Company) Niqabi Ninja (Independent Arts Projects) Revolution Days (Bijli Productions), Mixed Up (Imaginate and Starcatchers) Vent (SYT National Ensemble) Chronicles (National Theatre of Scotland/Project X/Thulani Rachia) Drift (Vision Mechanics)
To find out more please visit www.nikpt.com
Dancer : Amy Robertson