Karine Polwart: Wind Resistance on Friday 15th - Sunday 17th June 2018
Every autumn, two-and-a-half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Iceland and Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peat-bog south-east of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, writer and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, Karine Polwart, surveys the surrounding landscape through history, birdlore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, a Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight in this spellbinding alchemy of story and song.
Wind Resistance is an immersive musical essay. A meditation on sanctuary. A moor walker's journal. A personal memoir of maternity. An archaeology of flight science and football, medieval medicine and compassion. It is a magical and emotional tale.
A co-production between Karine Polwart and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Edinburgh, Wind Resistance and was originally presented in association with Edinburgh International Festival, supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
Venue: Richard Burton Theatre
Age Guidance: 14+, possible bad language
Image by Laurence Winram
Part of Festival of Voice 2018
Music Genres: Acoustic, Folk, Spoken Word
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