Buaireas anns an  Uisge

Trouble the Water

‘S e an dùthaich àrd, fhiadhaich a th’ innte.

An rathad bho Pheairt gu Bràigh Mhàrr,

a’ tionndachadh gu Loch na Gàire,

far a bheil gach allt na thùsaire

is e a’ snaidheadh slighe

le miann air a bhith na abhainn.

Chan e ciorram breithe a th’ innte,

chan e teisteanas gu mì-thròcair feòlmhor,

chan e dunaidh de cho-bhualadh theangannan. ’

S e mo phàiste a th’ innte a bha beirte

nuair a dh’adhbharaich mi a màthair gàire a dhèanamh.

 

‘S e pàiste a th’ innte air rathad gu duais mòr, mòr.’

Tha boireannach òg, nighean athair Iameuganach is màthair Albannach, a’ siubhal à Alba gu Ameireagaidh a Tuath. A’ sireadh na fìrinn mu a sinnsireachd, feumaidh i a lorg am measg snaidhmean eachdraidh Ìmpireachd Bhreatainn, nach deach a theagasg dhi.

 

A’ snìomhadh dannsa, ceòl agus fionn-sgeul, tha an dealbh-chluich seo a’ coimhead air na rinn Alba ann am Malairt tar-Atlantaigeach nan Tràillean bho shealladh nan Gaidheal, a’ cur nan ceistean as cudromaiche a th’ againn an-diugh mu dhìleab tràilleachd agus colonachadh.

 

Air a leasachadh an toiseach le Glaschu Beò ann an com-pàirteachas le Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, Theatar Nàiseanta na h-Alba agus Conservatoire Rìoghail na h-Alba, fhuair am pròiseact seo taic leasachaidh bhon uair sin bhon sgeama Starter for Ten aig Theatar Nàiseanta na h-Alba.

She is the high wild country.

The road from Perth to Braemar 

veering off to Lochnagar

where each stream is a pioneer 

carving a path

wanting to be a river.

She is no defect of birth

no credit to carnal cruelty

no catastrophe of the collision of tongues.

She is my child

and she came forth

when I made her mother laugh.

 

She is a child on the road to a great, great bounty.’

A young woman born to a Jamaican father and a Scottish mother is travelling from Scotland to North America. Searching for the truth of her ancestry, she finds she must untangle it from the knotted history of the British Empire she was never taught.

 

Entwining dance, music, and myth, this play will explore Scotland’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade from a Gaelic perspective, posing some of the most pressing questions we are now facing about the legacies of slavery and colonization.

 

First developed with Glasgow Life in association with The Gaelic Books Council, National Theatre of Scotland, and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Subsequently supported in development by the National Theatre of Scotland Starter for Ten Programme.

Airson fiosrachaidh is naidheachd, thoir sùil air Theatre Gu Leòr 
For information and updates on this project, head over to Theatre Gu Leòr

SEACHDAIN LEASACHAIDH AIG TRAMWAY

Le taic bho Glaschu Beò
ann an co-obrachadh le Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, Teatar Nàiseanta na h-Alba agus Conservatoire Rìoghail na h-Alba.

Sgrìobhaiche / Stiùiriche: Elspeth Turner
Fuaim agus Bhidio: Rob Jones
Dealbhan aig Tramway: Geewhiz Digital Photography

Cleasaichean:
Natali McCleary,
Erick Valentin Mauricia,
Jennifer Fouchè,
Jermaine McClure,

Toby Mottershead,
Kenny Lindsay.

DEVELOPMENT WEEK AT TRAMWAY

Supported by Glasgow Life
In association with Gaelic Books Council, National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Writer / Director: Elspeth Turner
Sound and Video: Rob Jones
Photography at Tramway: Geewhiz Digital Photography

Performers
Natali McCleary,
Erick Valentin Mauricia,
Jennifer Fouchè,
Jermaine McClure,

Toby Mottershead,
Kenny Lindsay.

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SEACHDAIN LEASACHAIDH AIG ROCKVILLA

Coimisean Starter for Ten aig Teatar Nàiseanta na h-Alba.

Sgrìobhaiche / Stiùiriche: Elspeth Turner
Fuaim agus Bhidio: Rob Jones
Dealbhan aig Rockvilla: Beth Chalmers

Cleasaichean:
Natali McCleary,

Cassie Ezeji

Beth Frieden
Toby Mottershead

STARTER FOR TEN AT ROCKVILLA

Supported by National Theatre of Scotland through Starter for Ten Programme

Writer / Director: Elspeth Turner
Sound and Video: Rob Jones
Photography at Rockvilla: Beth Chalmers

Performers
Natali McCleary,

Cassie Ezeji

Beth Frieden
Toby Mottershead

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