INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING COMPANY: MEET THE FORGOTTEN
‘THERE WAS ONCE A WIDE WINDSWEPT PLACE, NEAR TO NOWHERE AND CLOSE TO FORGOTTEN…’
90 young people from across the Commonwealth have travelled to Glasgow to form The Tin Forest International Performing Company and bring The Tin Forest and the banks of the River Clyde to life.
The Forgotten will perform at Barrowland Park, Tradeston Footbridge and the Waterbus Terminal on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd July.
The Forgotten are remnants of the past; a previous generation built on hard graft and steel. They work hard in tough conditions. They work in the shipyards. They are manual labour. With an impressive set made up of ladders and chains the young company are pushed physically as they delve into a past rooted in forgotten industries.
What happens when the workers clock off? The dancing commences. The workers hang up their work overalls, put on their glad rags, and rip into a frenzy of ceilidh and celebration. Work hard, play hard.
As the dirt of trade is scratched away, a love story slowly starts to emerge. Whilst the workers take pride in their work, there is a further forgotten story that is hidden under the guise of an occupation.
The youngsters of the present take a visit to the past, and shed a light on the industries hiding in the shadows. ‘You may not remember us but you are standing on our shoulders.’
You can see all the groups perform together outside The South Rotunda on Wednesday 23rd July 2.30pm.
All International Performing Company Events are free and unticketed.