Oceanallover is a performance theatre company based in South West Scotland. We make outdoor performance work for specific locations. We make work for urban sites as well as for large-scale rural settings. Our work is visually arresting and philosophically stimulating. Our style makes use of original and innovative costume design, gripping theatricality and evocative music to create emotional and memorable performance events. The size of the project is flexible and could be anything from one performer to hundreds. We are keen to accept a challenge and enjoy making work for unusual locations. We make a specific effort to present work that can be shown to any kind of audience and our urban presentations are given to anyone who is there of whatever age, nationality, ability, or status. We greatly enjoy collaborating with other artists and companies.

Recent and Planned Projects

Sea Hames

Sea Hames - Dancing Horses

.....is a series of site-specific performances and is a visceral and poetic response to the mythology and iconography of horses. It will be presented in 2017 in association with Orkney Island Museums and the Festival of the Horse and Boys Ploughing Match. We will also present the project at Threave Gardens in Galloway; Crawick Artland in collaboration with renowned  landscape-artist Charles Jenks; Dalkeith Estates and Dance Base in Edinburgh and as part of Sanctuary in the Dark Skies Park in Galloway, Scotland. We hope to present the project in Los Angeles later in 2017 in association with Amy Dachs Creative and as part of the Manipulate Festival in Edinburgh 2018.

Read more here: Sea Hames

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Music and Words

These are both important elements of our work and the basis of many fruitful collaborations. Here is a link to recordings made of music from some of our performances over the past few years:

https://oceanallover.bandcamp.com/

You can also read more words here: Writing

 

Un-Looking

Un-Looking

Commissioned by Glasgow Mackintosh for the Creative Mackintosh festival, Un-Looking is a series of costumed performance events inspired by the paintings and buildings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.We are looking for further opportunities to show this work.

Read more here: Un-Looking

Creative Scotlandwww.glasgowmackintosh.com

http://vimeo.com/113700595

Spring Fling and Dumfries and Galloway arts Festival

 

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Not To Scale

This project is an exploration of power, energy, size, desires and realities. We showed the work as a series of performances that changed in scale and location over a twelve month period.We also be presented costume and drawings at Spring Fling in Galloway, Merz Gallery in Sanquhar and Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

Read more here: Not To Scale

http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/

http://www.crawickmultiverse.co.uk/

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/gracefield

 

Bellmouth Papercone

 

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Bellmouth Papercone

This is a continuing process of exploration about listening and speaking. In 2015 we made a series of events in collaboration with different festivals and locations, including the launch of the new Crawick Multiverse landform by Charles Jenks.

Read more here: Bellmouth Papercone

Audience postings here from Galoshans Festival, Sanctuary Festival and some documentation from Hungary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLiKAuAvdGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQxr3CrZbag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3lVGAesSxg

https://youtu.be/X9eDPVsdNzs

 

 

Treadmill Poets

 

The Lost Book

A collaboration with Mischief LaBas and Mark Zygadlo, the Lost Supper was an exploration of leading characters from the year 1791 and an invitation to madness as a form of therapy.The Book of the show is available to buy through Blurb containing wonderful photographs from Florencia García Chafuén. You can also see it as a pdf file here :

The Lost Book - (9.4mb) PDF to preview now or buy the book at

The Lost Supper at Blurb.com

More to read about Mischief here: Mischief La Bas

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On Tenterhooks

 

On Tenterhooks

On Tenterhooks is a performance and music event celebrating the craft, creativity and commerce surrounding the river Exe and Britain's oldest surviving canal. Between October the 28th and November the 4th 2016 Oceanallover presented tall tales of serge and sturgeons at public places around Exeter, culminating in an evening of fire and drama at the quayside.
The project was a collaboration between Oceanallover, Exeter City Council and artists, makers, musicians, writers, performers, dancers, historians, environmentalists, farmers, business owners, enthusiasts and people from Exeter and the surrounding region.

Read More here: On Tenterhooks

Exeter City Council

 

 

Wickerman

 

Collaborations with Trevor Leat

Our sculpture for the Unexpected Exeter Festival in 2016 was a huge Sturgeon leaping out of the river.
Trevor Leat and Alex Rigg have built large willow figures for many festivals and events over the past fourteen years.

Read more here: Leatrigg

and also on our web site:

www.leatrigg.co.uk

Exeter City Council

 

Oceanallover

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