Sea Hames by Oceanallover

29 Apr 2017 12:00pm

Various locations in Orkney

Live performance, music and costume inspired by Orkney's Festival of the Horse and Boys' Ploughing Match

Sea Hames is the latest outdoor performance project from leading site specific theatre company Oceanallover. Inspired by ‘The Festival of the Horse and Boys’ Ploughing Match’ this multi-disciplinary performance fuses sonic composition, compelling performance and intricate costume to explore the mythology and iconography of horse, plough and the sea.

In 1984 two Clydesdale horses jumped the gate to their field and charged down to the beach at Billia Croo on Orkney. They stood up on their hind hooves and danced in the low mid-summer sun. This project begins with those two horses and the sea; about freedom and creativity, the persistence of memory, tradition and innovation, attention to detail and wild brush-strokes.

As these are outdoor performances audience members are advised to dress for the weather.

Saturday 29th April

12:00 - KIRBUSTER MUSEUM (BIRSAY)

15:30 - TANKERNESS HOUSE GARDENS (KIRKWALL)

Sunday 30th April

14:00 - STROMNESS MUSEUM

DURATION: 45mins

These performances are free to watch, family friendly and suitable for all ages.

Part of Stromness' 200 years Per Mare celebrations, sponsored by Stromness Community Council