Platform's drama group for 8-11 year olds prepare for their latest show
Last year theatre maker and highly skilled performer Ellie Dubois worked alongside Pete Lannon and two local children to create Bird Bones a new and original performance exploring risk taking and what it is to be alive. Platform is delighted to bring the show back as part of our anniversary celebrations and here Ellie talks about her work and her feelings towards the venue.
Ellie, can you tell us a little about your work, how you make it and what inspires you?
I make contemporary performance that often has a circus element. I love circus. I love watching people push their bodies to their physical limits but I think that there are lots of areas still currently unexplored by circus artists and I am slowly in my own practice exploring them.
I want to make contemporary circus in Scotland that will eventually tour internationally - that is the dream!
And what is it about Platform that you like?
I always feel supported. No idea is too stupid to mention. I have been allowed time and space and money to help develop my work and become a better artist.
Bird Bones will be performed along with Broken on Wednesday 26th October 2016 as part of the Made in Easterhouse festival, for more information and to book tickets click here