Ensemble

Robbie Synge and Lucy BoyesEnsemble

Ensemble is a collaboration between choreographers Lucy Boyes and Robbie Synge, and three performers in their 60s and 70s. On stage, they share a journey of interactions that lays bare strengths, wobbles and possibilities together.  Ensemble is also a political challenge to an ageing society and to the performing arts sector regarding the visibility, voice and profile of older people.

Co-Directors and performers: Robbie Synge and Lucy Boyes
Performer/rehearsal director: Hannah Venet
Other performers: Judy Adams, Angus Balbernie, Christine Thynne
Sound assistance: Matthew Collings

Made in association with Dance Base and Eden Court.

Supported by Creative Scotland

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Biography

Robbie Synge and Lucy Boyes are based rurally in The Highlands, Scotland. Ensemble is their first work together but follows a period of five years of collaboration and research together with a small group of performers.

Robbie Synge studied physiology before working in dance. His practice involves exploring the physical possibilities in interactions of different bodies, surfaces and materials. Often working over relatively long periods of time, his research tends to be alone or with individuals and groups of people of different ages and abilities often considered 'untrained' or 'other' in dance or performance. Robbie is an associate artist with Dance Base (March 2017 – March 2019) and Dance North. He was selected by Aerowaves in 2016 for his work 'Douglas'.

Lucy Boyes trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and has performed with numerous choreographers and companies. Lucy has an established Pilates teaching practice and her choreographic interests have focused on work with people of all ages, predominantly the Ensemble company.

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