Rob Heaslip


​Strawboys is a vibrant and energetic pop-up performance for outdoor and unusual spaces, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and music.

DanceCircus & Street Arts

About the Show

STRAWBOYS is a vibrant and energetic outdoor pop-up performance, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and music from Scotland and Ireland.

Featuring luminous straw dancers whirling to Balkan inspired beats, the work is a unique interpretation of the cultural tradition of the strawboys; also known as Mummers, Guisers, Burdie Boys and Skekklers of Shetland. They are identified by their ornate straw masks while out rambling streets, fields, towns and parks, parading their merriment to the joy of onlookers.

Composers Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris infuse lively Balkan vibes to match the colour-popping costumes and woven masks of costume designer Alison Brown with Rob Heaslip’s energetic and woven cho ... Read More

Folk, Traditional, Contemporary, Dance, Gaelic, Circus & Street Arts, Family

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