Into The Mountain – A Meet brings together practitioners and enthusiasts interested in the intersections and conversations between the arts, dance, mountain and hill walking cultures. Together we will critically explore through talks, discussions and sessions, how women+ encounter and engage with mountainous environments, considering both historical and current perspectives of gender in relationship to landscapes. We will also delve into the entanglements between dance, mountaineering, contemporary feminist writing, science and multiple arts practices.
For the full programme and more information about Into The Mountain, visit the Into The Mountain website at: https://bit.ly/2qaSwh3
The morning sessions will start with an introduction to the Into The Mountain project by Simone Kenyon. She will share her motivations and experiences developed over the past 6 years of walking and working in the Cairngorms and the research that has led to this project. This will be followed by a warm up and focusing exercise.
Women in the mountains: Taking Nan Shepherd's writing and her embodied relationships with the Cairngorms as a point of departure, this session introduces a multiplicity of women’s experience in the mountains. Each speaker will present for 20 minutes before opening up the discussion to the room.
Chair: Professor Dee Heddon
Speakers: Pammy Johal, Dr Samantha Walton, Louise Anne Wilson.
Re-imagining human-mountain collaboration: The afternoon acts as a space to re-imagine our human-mountain interactions and connections by paying attention to and bringing awareness of the multiple ways in which collaborations can occur with its more-than-human life. The afternoon will split into 3 simultaneous sessions led by visual artist Ilana Halperin, artist Heather Barnett and dance performers from the Into The Mountain company.
Further information about venue access at Tramway can be found here: https://bit.ly/2zsTB9o
. Please get in touch via [email protected]
if you have specific access requirements, thoughts or feedback on how we can make this event more accessible for you.
We want to make sure that Into The Mountain — A Meet represents a range of people’s voices and experiences and as such we have three ticket prices available. Please be honest in which price you select.
Tickets are available to purchase in person from Tramway Box Office. You can also call 0845 330 3501 or book online (transaction fee £3 online, £1.50 by phone).
Organisational Rate £35
If you are employed by an organisation and it will cover the cost of the ticket/ you are able to afford this rate through your employment, then we ask that you pay this rate for your ticket.
If you do not have this support from your place of work and the organisational rate is a barrier to you attending, please pay this rate.
There are a limited number of free tickets available for unwaged individuals — please email [email protected]
to request these. They will be distributed on a first come
first served basis.
ABOUT INTO THE MOUNTAIN —
Into The Mountain is a new place sensitive performance project by artist and choreographer Simone Kenyon. Inspired and informed by the lyrical and embodied prose of Nan Shepherd's 1974 book, The Living Mountain, the project explores and celebrates women's+ relationships with high and wild places. For more information: https://bit.ly/2ywJTSv
Into The Mountain is produced and commissioned by Scottish Sculpture Workshop
(SSW) and co-commissioned by Cairngorms National Park Agency (CNPA), Citymoves Dance Agency
, Dance North Scotland
. The project is also supported by Mountaineering Scotland
, Aberdeenshire Council
and Creative Scotland
Image: Lucy Cash