MAELSTRØM: a powerful, violent body of swirling water produced by opposing currents...
Descend into the dark mystical world at the heart of the MAELSTRØM - Legends of the Underworld. When an independent documentary team throw a mannequin (affectionately called 'the Hag’) dressed in a life jacket, go-pro cam and depth gauge into the Corryvreckan maelstrom off the coast of Scotland, we’re swiftly dragged to the abstract, ambient Cauldron of the Speckled Seas, where essences of nature rule and fierce Highland kelpies meet tragic Nordic Kings.
The devised show is an abstract ambient mix of folk/choral song, movement, multi-media, contemporary dance and folklore, following the journey of 'Hag’ to the heart of the maelstrom, a powerful place where the essences of Scotland and Norway meet.
Director: Ellis Kerkhoven
Composer: Lori Watson
Choreographer: Deborah Galloway
MAELSTRØM - Legends of the Underworld performed as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival August 2016