Moving Out 2022 – supported projects announced!

in partnership with Tramway

By Sara Johnstone on 23.05.22

Moving Out 2022 is a collaboration between The Work Room and Tramway, to commission two choreographers to expand their practice through creating or adapting work for public sites and outdoor contexts in the local area.Through this collaboration we are aiming to enable choreographers to explore adapting their practice, including existing work, for outdoors and public spaces and create new opportunities to connect with the local area and communities around Tramway, namely Pollokshields & Govanhill.

Following a selection process involving independent Dance Artists and Community Architects two artists have been awarded funds to develop work with the community with activity programmed as part of Tramway’s Beyond Walls 2022.


Scrimshaw Projects – Matrescence

Matrescence is a portrait of the rhythms, movements and sounds of early motherhood. Made with people who had babies during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, this site-specific dance film is a celebration of the joyful, intimate, repetitive, everyday duets made between parent and baby.

Taking the form of a site-specific dance for film Matrescence is a way of capturing this moment in time, a way of honouring the imprints of these vulnerable, intimate and complex early stages of motherhood, a way of remembering that we were here, in this space. It is a way of understanding what was lost and what was gained in these extraordinary circumstances.



Joel O’Donoghue – Brain

How does loss of memory change my sense of self and connection to society? 

Brain is a journey through the mind, encountering past thoughts and recollections. Some of these may be accurate and real, some may transcend in to more of a fuzzy fantastical blur.

Brain will be performed at various locations around Pollokshields and Govanhill. Between performances audience members will be invited to join the dancers for tea and cake, learn how to knit (if they don’t already know), take part in movement workshops, and listen to stories about people who inspired the work. The work will feature live music performed by local choirs.

See links for more information on each project and check out Tramway's website for more Beyond Walls events. 




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