Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are mythological creatures in Irish and Scottish mythology that can transform themselves from seals to humans. The legend apparently originated in the Orkney Islands, where “selkie” is simply the Orcadian word for “seal”.
I really enjoyed having the visual stimulas to work off. Especially since the materials were made by the group , for me it made it a more personal experience. I also enjoyed having the scope not to feel too restricted as to ‘go off on one!’ and run with a momentary idea from someone’s movement.
Linda Payne Dance Artist
Artworks were based on the shapes and colours from sea life and mythical stories. The drawings, watercolours and paper sculptures inspired the sounds for music and the choreography of the dance workshops. The interpretation of the themes and artworks created a new environment for expressive dance, balance, spacial awareness and imagination.