INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING COMPANY: MEET THE TRAVELLERS
‘THERE WAS ONCE A FOREST, NEAR NOWHERE AND CLOSE TO FORGOTTEN, THAT WAS FILLED WITH ALL THE THINGS THAT EVERYONE WANTED.’
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 Travellers will perform outside the Riverside Museum, The Waterbus Terminal and Barrowland Park on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd July.
Just like the cast, The Travellers in the performance are from all over the world. But what happens when you leave your home and travel to the other side of the world; to Glasgow? How do you find a new sense of home? What does home mean? What do you take on the journey with you?
The idea of a journey and a sense of departure is integral to The Traveller’s performance.
Athletes, tourists and artists from all around The Commonwealth will travel to Glasgow for the Games. There are unique stories within every journey, even if an individual is performing on behalf
of a country, or travelling to support their nation.
It might take a geographical movement or a personal journey to fulfil an aspiration, to reach a place full of all the things that people wanted.
The Travellers fill suitcases full of their beliefs, their ambitions. They build a tower of these attributes and join together to protect them before they take off on their own expeditions.
Travellers explore, travellers play, travellers are always searching for something.
You can see all the groups perform together outside The South Rotunda on Wednesday 23rd July at 2.30pm.
All International Performing Company Events are free and unticketed.