The Heavenly View performance is part of the Oxygen 2014 series and is based upon Mahler’s 4th Symphony, it is a 50 min collection of short works that are part of a collaborative project between the University of Edinburgh and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, this work is curated by Peter Manning, Professor of New Work at the two institutions.
The choreographic works that have been developed by Chris Kidd ( Dance Artist in Residence, Moray House School of Education) under the creative direction of Wendy Timmons are inspired by the voices of children in Primary schools in Edinburgh ( Canal View, Hillwood, Ratho and Gylemuir) and the residency was supported by Creative Scotland. The costumes have also been designed by Emily Beaney and Kate Hamilton who graduated in June 2014 from Edinburgh College of Art, they too have taken their inspiration form the ideas that came from the primary learners.
The dancers that will be performing include current and alumni students from the MSc Dance Science and Education and the Advanced Training Programme at Morningside Dance Academy, Edinburgh. The choreographic work was seeded in a creative project in partnership with the Primary schools and the Creative Learning Directive at Edinburgh City Council.