dancing between Norway, Greece and Scotland.
somewhere between poetry, ethnography and drag
a homoerotic, sensual, queer love affair
with the audience
in the sea
Sappho blue is a performative exploration of the sea and the people who live alongside it. The research project was conducted during a two week residency in Lesvos, Greece with the performance realised in Kristiansand, Norway in November 2018.
The research was conducted through multi-modal ethnography featuring; interviews; workshops; film; photography; and sound recordings of the sites and people of Skala Kalloni & wider Kalloni Gulf, Eressos and Mytilini’s Port Point.
Further research and rehearsal was conducted in a tenement flat; a dance studio; and a civic rehearsal studio in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Performance by: Will Stringer
Costume design: Katrin McNaught