Spotlight on Thursday Night Drama’s ‘People Dancing’ performance

10 May 2023

It was fantastic to see  our Thursday Night Drama group share their work-in-progress piece ‘People Dancing’ to a full house at our Made in Easterhouse multi-arts festival recently. 

Directed by Thursday Night Drama leader Eoin McKenzie, the music, the dancing and the whole uplifting performance had the audience itching to get on the dancefloor and join in.

Fiona Shepherd, who reviewed the event for The Scotsman, said: "Platform’s Thursday Night Drama Company, representing a variety of ages, shapes, gaits and abilities, came together fluidly to demonstrate the joy of movement, whether walking solemnly in formation, or taking the floor individually to respond in their own style to the music.

A professional dancer led one section with everyone following her slick moves as they could; a mirrorball was cradled and spun on the floor to simple but beautiful effect, and the final movement – a shape-shifting exultant suite with dancers following each other’s leads – was enthusiastically received by an audience one suspected would have joined in at the slightest invitation."

One audience member said: “The dance performance was really enjoyable to watch - the seat layout worked really well and made the space feel really intimate. Such a joyous thing!”

Eoin added: “Thursday Night Drama's People Dancing at Made In Easterhouse 2023 was a true joy to present - and an even truer joy to work with this beautiful bunch of people each Thursday. Thanks to those who came along and said kind things and to everyone who has supported the work so far”.

Read the full The Scotsman piece here and more about the Made in Easterhouse event here.  

If you are interested in finding out more out Thursday Night Drama (for ages 16yrs+) or would like to join please click here.

Images: Euan Robertson

Artists at work


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