Coming to Fife on 16 September is, Pioneers of Performance , a day long festival of thought-provoking and fun dance theatre, created by independent artists working in Scotland. The shows have been chosen for their outstanding quality  – this really is the best work of its kind. There’s something for all age groups, with a show for young children before lunch, older children in the afternoon, and two shows for adults in the evening.

Festival Director Laura Eaton-Lewis said of the tour:

“The idea to create a touring, one day festival of … dance theatre, came to me five years ago, in response to two things I kept hearing as I travelled around Scotland meeting audiences and artists: that people were up for seeing the kind of exciting performance that Scottish artists are renowned for internationally, and that communities wanted to experience a festival atmosphere in venues, with artists from all over Scotland coming together to present great work.

Pioneers of Performance is the result of five years of work with artists and venues all over the country to make that dream happen, to create a day long platform for vivid performance work for everyone, from young children up to adults, inspiring joy, and bringing people together to have a great time around four thought provoking and compelling shows. There’s nothing to ‘get’ other than your own unfolding experience of a fantastic piece of performance.”



Colette Sadler: We Are The Monsters

35mins | Age guide: 4-9

We Are the Monsters is a humorous dance performance for children that seeks to portray and discover the monster hiding in all of us!

Curious Seed: Chalk About

50mins | Age guide: 8+

Join Christine and Niels on their journey as they ask some BIG questions about identity and the meaning of life. What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Or how we talk? Or is it about the way we dance?

Robbie Synge: Douglas

45mins | Age guide: suitable for all

Douglas is a solo performance that stems from actions imagined by Robbie Synge while working and performing various daily tasks, indoors and outdoors, at home in The Highlands.

Anna Krzystek: Face On

60mins | Age guide: 16+

In this multimedia piece, a lone figure is waiting. At once both immediate and distant, she appears in relation to the time, space, sounds, objects & filmed images that surround her.


Pioneers of Performance is at The Lochgelly Centre on 16 September. The first show starts at 10.15am. Tickets for each show are £6.50 with concessions £5. Tickets and more information are available here.

The tour continues with performances at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on the 19th, Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling on the 26th,  Skye on the 30th and Mull Theatre in Tobermory on the 3rd of October.