Rural Nations is an artist led production company which commissions film, experimental theatre and strategic arts projects for Western Isles audiences. The company develops partnership working projects and employs artists from all over Britain in order to deliver our unique films and theatre performances reflecting contemporary Highlands and Islands environments, inspirational events, people, political issues and traditional cultures.
Our work regularly presents Gaelic language performances, puppetry and creature make. Our artists continually explore humour, physical performance and devised theatre techniques.
In collaboration with The Bridge Centre in Stornoway the company artists deliver the weekly workshop programme Digheb - a young people's film making project.
Currently we are focusing on supporting the emergence of our Western Isles promoters network through the Arts nan Eilean project. These volunteer promoters are developing local audiences for live work and film in their rural venues and Island cultural life is being enriched.
Arts nan Eilean promotions for October 2013
Bright Night International are back in the Hebrides with
9-2-5 NEW HIPHOP PARKOUR DANCE SHOW
Break out of the 9 to 5! A dull daily routine is torn apart by the freestyle energy of hip-hop and parkour. Today, anything can happen…
Everyone dreams of a different kind of life. In the routines of an ordinary day, music can slip through the cracks and make you move.
925 fuses the expressive and demanding style of hiphop dance with the daredevil moves of parkour and freerunning. Glasgow-based Bright Night have teamed up with leading hiphop dancer Xena Gusthart of Xena Productions to bring you the double-bill of 925 and HeartBeats, a piece featuring live beatboxing from Bigg Taj.
For more information visit Arts nan Eilean pages above:
Saturday 5th October 2013 – Balivanich Community Hall, Benbecula – 8pm
Mon 7th October – Sporsnis, Ness, Isle of Lewis – 7.30pm
Tues 8th October – Uig Community Hall, Uig, Isle of Lewis – 8pm
Tickets : £8.00, £5.00 (Concession) & Family of 4: £20.00 at the door or online in advance at www.wegottickets.com
Digiheb young people's film making project meets at the Bridge Centre, Stornoway on Monday nights between 7.00 and 9.30pm.
Environment: Rural Nations is also concerned with raising awareness in environmental issues and all our projects carry a campaign or promotion relating to this. Strategic projects which support our commitment to environmental issues include: The Hebrides International Film Festival planned for September 2014. This unique film festival proposes to screen in a variety of Island venues high quality international films raising awareness and debate on issues of environmental sustainability.
Projects currently in development:
Arts nan Eilean The Western Isles Promoters network are planning their Spring / Summer 2014 Programme of professional touring performances.
Hebrides International Film Festival a new Environmental film Festival planned for September 2014
Ravenspoint Saga : a contemporary short film being developed for Summer 2014 shoot in South Lochs, Isle of Lewis. A contemporary Hebridean wedding is interrupted by the mythology and events of the past and the brooding ancient landscape.
Thanks to our Funders, their valued support enables Rural Nations to employ the artists and deliver these creative projects in the Hebrides.
© Rural Nations Ltd: 2013