PRODUCTIONS:

ENDURANCE

“We've been searching,

We’ve been at it for months and months

Not quite sure where it will take us or where it will end

Searching for stories about her

Whoever she might be...”

 

In July 2014 A Moment’s Peace in co-production with The Arches presented Endurance as part of Festival 2014, the Cultural Programme surrounding Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games.

 

This striking new theatre production took audiences on a journey of discovery, imagining and recreating the historical and personal stories of Commonwealth sportswomen from across the world.

 

Created by over twenty-five women and presented by sixteen women from communities across  Glasgow, Endurance considered the changing role of women in competitive sport, examining issues of femininity and strength, national identity and the continuing journey towards gender equality.

 

This piece was the most ambitious project to date by The Women’s Creative Company. Under the Artistic Direction of Catrin Evans and working with leading Scottish artists the groups’ research took them from the Commonwealth Archives at Stirling University to the edge of a diving board in Bermuda. They flew through the sky with a long jumper from St Kitts & Nevis and embarked on a treacherous month long boat journey to Australia to compete in the one hundred yard sprint. Interviewing current and past sportswomen from across the globe ensured that this project reached further afield than any creative research they had undertaken before.

 

The result was a beautiful interrogation of what it takes to cross the line, and asking whose success we are being encouraged to remember.

 

Explore the process of making the show through our Endurance archive.

 

Hear us talking about the show on BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour

By Catrin Evans and The Women’s Creative Company

CREATIVE TEAM

Text and Direction: Catrin Evans

Movement Director (Devising & Development): Jen Edgar

Movement Director (Production): Janice Parker

Assistant Director: Claire Willoughby

Composition and Sound Design: Scott Tynholm

Stage Design and Costume: Claire Halleran

Lighting Design: Simon Wilkinson

AV Design: Marta Markova & Brian Matheson

Digital / Exhibition Artist: Alex Horowitz

Creative Producer: Lucy Gaizely

Sign Language Interpreter: Natalie MacDonald

PERFORMANCES

Endurance was performed from July 24th to 27th alongside a whole host of exciting work as part of The Arches Culture 2014 programme.

 

Download a copy of the production programme here.

 

As part of the production we integrated BSL interpretation into all of our performances, an exciting first for A Moment’s Peace.

FUNDED and SUPPORTED BY:

© A MOMENT'S PEACE 2014

A Moment's Peace became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in May 2013. Our Charity Number is SC044000.

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