Performed at Tramway 5–10 March 2014

The Company

See all the dancers speaking about the project.

Glory invited people living in and around Glasgow who have a connection to a Commonwealth country. In January 2014, a group with varied performance experience, from all ages, abilities and backgrounds came together to work with Artistic Director and Choreographer Janice Parker to develop each individuals movement potential and shape this into a brand new performance event.

Glory questions who and what is considered elite, drawing on the rigour and discipline of athletes as well as the individuality and creativity of each performer. Inspired by the Athletes Village, Layzell’s design reveals glimpses into the rituals of performance. Immersing you in the beauty and power of human dedication and movement in all its glorious diversity. Glory is a celebration of who can dance and of what dance can be.

Rona Alexander, Rachel Amey, Kenneth Barclay, Jessica Bennett Eves, Kelly Chung, Margaret Anne Dale, Meray Diner, Laura Fisher, Joy Fleming, Paria Moazemi Goodarzi, Laura Gonzalez, Alan Greig, Asifa Hafiz, Alexandra Hall, Rosemary James, Jean Kane, Jeanne Kambabazi, Peter Lannon, Liz Lumsden, Emmie McKay, Vicky McMillan, Kerry McLaughlin, Michelle Montgomery Master, Teddy Nabwire, Kirsty Nicolson, Paul Nicolson, Evlis Nweke, Erwin Orduz, Bel Pye, Thulani Rachia, Julie Riddell, Craig Simpson, Kim Simpson, Dilraj Sokhi, Muna Sultan, Nattaporn Vuttipetch.

Choreographed and Directed by Janice Parker
Designed and co-directed by Richard Layzell
Assistant Director – Nadia Iftkhar
Music Composed by Michael John McCarthy
Lighting Design by Pete Ayres
Video Design by Martin Clark
Producer – Margaret Anne O’Donnell
Assistant Producer – Viviane Hullin
Stage Manager – Fiona Johnston
Deputy Stage Manager – Barry Forde
Stage Technician -Malcolm Rogan
Costume Supervisor – Rachael Low
Joinery Consultant – Richard Hicks
Project Associate – Cat Tyre
Front of House Volunteers – Hector Brown, Daisy Douglas, Stephanie Hunter, Clare Morris and William Stringer
Press and Marketing – Wendy Niblock and Vicky Wilson

The Film

Martin Clark made a lovely film of us. Here’s the trailer:

This is what I thought of the experience:
Glory and compassion
Glory and gratitude

Press reviews

The List, 25 February 2014
Herald, 27 February 2014
Skinny, 27 February 2014
Scotsman, 1 March 2014
Scotsman, 07 March 2014
Herald, 10 March 2014

Audience reactions

Image credits: Kelly Chung and Janice Parker Projects