Rules of the Dance Floor is a cross generational interactive performance and audio event that celebrates the stories, histories and communities of Scotland’s dance floors. Rules of the Dance Floor taps into Scotland’s rich heritage of dancing, whether that be a ceilidh, the tradition of ballroom, community parties, our thirst for clubbing, family events or the makeshift dance floors that appear in folks living rooms and kitchens week in week out.
Exploring the notions of why do we dance and the events that bring us on to the dance floor. ‘Rules’ uses interviews and workshops with local community groups in and around Platform, to gather audio clips of dance floors anecdotes.
Artists Lou Brodie and Philippa Clark head up the workshops and interviews.
In collaboration with musician and sound designer Alan Bryden these stories are then structured to form a performance score for the final event.