Days: Sat and sun
Showtimes: 12.30pm Hutcheson/Wilson st junction; 4.15pm Merchant sq
Strawboys is a vibrant and energetic outdoor pop-up performance,
blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and
Featuring luminous straw dancers whirling to Balkan inspired beats,
the work is a unique spin on the cultural tradition of ‘The
Strawboys’, also known as Mummers, Guisers, Burdie Boys and
Skekklers; identified by their ornate straw costumes while out
rambling streets, fields, towns and parks, parading their merriment to
the joy of onlookers.
Composers Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris infuse lively Balkan vibes
to match the colour popping costumes and woven masks of Costume
Designer Alison Brown, performed by Molly Danter, Jorja Follina, Amy
Robertson and Malcolm Sutherland.
With support from Creative Scotland.
FREE to attend, no ticket required