when in roam
interdisciplinary project on home & belonging
when in roam is a new work by Orphaned Limbs Collective, which explores the stories of roamers, stayers and leavers who search, run from or yearn for home.
Using humour and poignant storytelling, this exciting project combines movement, aerial dance, physical theatre and original musical composition, bringing about a performance suitable for all audiences.
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Dance. Music. Physical Theatre. Spoken word. Aerial Dance.
How each element contributed to the piece.
Audience wrote to us about their notions of home.
Here are their stories, and some reviews as well.
Photos, videos and whole lots of media we used in our process.
Photo: Juan Leiba
Photo: Marie Hardie
Photo: Calum McCready
Photo: Marie Hardie
Photo: Jennie Milne
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Performer: Mhairi Allan @ Dumfries & Galloway Festival, The Stove
@ Dumfries & Galloway Festival
Residencies & Performance Dates
21 April, 2018, Organised Kaos, Ammanford, Wales
26 August, 2017, NoFit State, Cardiff, Wales
13 June 2017, Teatro Carmen, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
8-9 June 2017, Teatro Victoria Espinosa, San Juan, Puerto Rico, International Dance Festival
25 November 2016, Aerial Edge, The Briggait, Glasgow
15&16 October 2016, DanceLive Festival, Aberdeen, Kirk of St. Nicholas
4-9 September 2016, Residency: The Space, Dundee & Angus College
22-29 August 2016, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Centre for Contemporary Performance -
22-27 May 2016, Dumfries & Galloway Festival @ The Stove -
Residency included youth-focussed sound recording workshops and community arts workshops, as well as collaboration with local commissioned visual artists Donna Winter & Michael Sullivan supported by the Regional Arts Fund. when in roam was commissioned to undergo a residency and performance, in conjunction with gathering local community members' notions of home throughout the week, and filming at the location. We received support from The Holywood Trust and Hope Scott Trust for this endeavour.
2-5 April 2016, Tramway, Glasgow
22-26 February 2016, Dance Base, Edinburgh -
Thania Acarón and Ross Whyte were joined in February 2016 by fellow Limbs Juan Leiba, artistic director of aerial dance company VUELA in Madrid, and the fabulous Scottish dance artist Mhairi Allan. Thanks to EPAD (Edinburgh Performing Arts Development) network, we were mentored by Ben Harrison from Grid Iron Theatre.
Travel is not only one of themes we explore in our piece, but we have roamed to eight locations. Here we’d like to show you how Edinburgh, Dumfries, Tramway and Swansea inspired the initial stages in our process.