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#DontStopTheFlames

With its over-50s performance company The Flames, Tricky Hat’s latest project is #DontStopTheFlames, a series of 8 films about lives and hopes and dreams in the post-Covid world.

 

#DontStopTheFlames demonstrates Tricky Hat’s importance in the creative world with this dynamic performance company, shattering preconceptions of ageing, and embracing new digital skills.

 

Many of The Flames raged against the digital world pre Covid, but some have now been given iPads and training to film themselves, some are being filmed at a social distance, but they are all at home and telling their stories about a new way of living.

The project is supported by Creative Scotland and British Council, facilitated by Scottish Government, and Sendai Cultural Fund.

 

All the films are free to view, and are available for venues to share as part of their digital programming: 

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The Swings

From All Or Nothing and co-commissioned by Imaginate Family Day and Merchant City Festival, this giant swing set is ideal for festivals, family days and community events.

 

The structure has 2 swings and on performance days there will be 4 aerial performances, lasting 12-15 minutes each with 2 performers.

 

The public can use the swings in between performances which activates a sound installation.

The Swings are designed to be fully accessible and will give your audience the chance to conjure up the joy and freedom of children's swings!

Specially designed with Covid safety measures, the whole structure is easily cleaned.


The Swings was awarded the Touring Fund from Creative Scotland and will tour Scotland in 2021. Available to tour the rest of the UK and Ireland in 2022.

 

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Moon Capers

Shaper/Caper's online creative and movement performance for children is based on their successful series Children's Capers during the first Lockdown.

 

A fun interactive family event for living rooms everywhere!

Recruiting all Moon Cadets!
Meet Captain Caper and pilot Peppy and help them on their mission to the Moon. You will be requested to attend Space School in preparation for the journey of a lifetime: A trip to the Moon and Back!
Mission Possible: Rescue Moon Moo, the cow that can’t jump and get back home before bedtime.
3-2-1… Blast Off!

 

This 30-minute online performance is available to venues as a ticketed event only.

Now with extra scenes!

Suitable for ages 4-9 and families.

Available now

 

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CIRCLE

​CIRCLE is a visual, aural and breath-taking experience which combines traditional South Korean music and dance, Scottish aerial dance, and stunning visuals.

Within their cultural collaboration, All or Nothing and MARO explore the circular traces, momentum and patterns of life.  A journey through the seasons. Circle has been created through performance research held in Jeju and Edinburgh in 2019, and was performed in Korea at the end of 2019.

 

CIRCLE will appeal to anyone interested in music, dance, aerial, circus, visual theatre and traditional arts. With at least 12 performers on stage during the show - a combination of musicians, dancers and aerialists - the work is suitable for mid-scale theatres and halls. 

 

Funding and support from the Korean Arts Council and Korean Embassy.


Tour 2021 postponed. 

 

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Don't Stop Me Now

The Flames is a performance company just for people over 50, and it is returning with a new, full-length performance which takes artistic and thematic risks, and promises to challenge the taboos surrounding ageing.

From Tricky Hat Productions, this combination of performance, film and specially composed music highlights the resilience of the over-50s performers and explores the stories behind why they are such an unstoppable force.

 

This performance will have BSL Integration.

SHOWCASE April 1 2020, The Tron, Glasgow, 7pm. Promoters please contact for ticket. POSTPONED 

Tour postponed

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Rendition

Using detailed research findings from The Rendition Project, Tragic Carpet’s radical new work tells the story of one man’s nightmare experience as the first suspect to be taken into the CIA’s detention programme. Something that is currently causing controversy in Scotland.

“...a profoundly moving piece of total theatre… beautiful, exquisitely made show driven by a quiet but fierce sense of humanity and compassion” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman ★★★★
 
A potent and immersive installation which is where the action takes place and the audience experiences the work – ideal for community spaces, studios, exhibition spaces and galleries.  Uses an innovative mix of puppetry, soundscapes and visual theatre to shine a light on the collusion between the CIA and the British Government - and explores the juxtaposition between extreme vulnerability and absolute power.
 

 

Touring UK

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Heroes

From All or Nothing and Room to Manoeuvre, Heroes is a fabulous family show for age 5+, 

In their quirky circus universe, two performers (and their miniature sidekicks) explore what it means to be a hero. The dynamic duo tackle the darker side of life in the spotlight and the pressures of being a role model with a never-ending list of enemies. Are we blinded by celebrity? Or are the ordinary people living extraordinary lives our true heroes? Families assemble – don't miss this clever caper told through aerial dance theatre and contemporary circus


​All or Nothing are Scotland's leading aerial dance company, pioneering aerial arts in Scotland since 2006, blending aerial acrobatics with dance, theatre and contemporary circus. 

Tour postponed

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Four Go Wild in Wellies

 

Four Go Wild In Wellies is touring internationally throughout 2021 & 2022.


Four Go Wild in Wellies, from Indepen-dance, is for audiences aged 3-5 years. A whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies.

"They dance out their story hilariously and touchingly, much to the delight of the young audience...sheer delight"

acrossthearts.co.uk**** 

Touring to Broadway New York

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Within This Dust

​This critically acclaimed show from Shaper/Caper is inspired by Richard's Drew's iconic photographs that capture a man falling from the World Trade Centre during the 9/11 attacks.


Choreographer Thomas Small combines text, movement and subtle storytelling​ in an emotive piece of dance theatre.

Within This Dust has had sell-out shows at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and World Trade Centre in New York, in Germany and Brazil, and at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


“So beautiful. I had tears pouring down my face” Scotsman****


Can be performed in theatres and rural venues. Workshops and an education pack are available too. 

Touring 2022.

One-off performances available.

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 Paper Moon 

The moonlight is beautiful, shining across the bedroom floor, but all is not as calm as it seems… Poppy Diddle wakes up to discover that the MoonMoo (the cow that jumped over the moon) has got stuck on the Moon! Poppy’s mission is clear - will you be Poppy’s friend at Astronaut School and help her build paper rockets to get to space and rescue MoonMoo?  5-4-3-2-1-BLAST OFF!

Join Poppy and her dog Peppy for songs and fun as she launches across the canvas sky, at the speed of light, towards the Paper Moon.

Paper Moon, from Shaper/Caper, commissioned by Cumbernauld Theatre.

Touring Scotland and England