• Barrowland Ballet at Dovecot Studios
    Barrowland Ballet
    Family Portrait

Internationally acclaimed dance-theatre company, Barrowland Ballet, brings Family Portrait to Dovecot Studios this August for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023, as part of the prestigious Made in Scotland Showcase.

Family Portrait is an award-winning interactive video installation full of humour, candour, joy and love. Sitting on swivel-stools inside four screens, join a family on a geographical and emotional journey across stunning Scottish landscapes as stories unfold. The striking choreography shares an intimate portrayal of family life. With space to roam, the children encounter rabbit skulls, converse with spiders, face-paint with berries and discover the fun of burying their mother in bark. A celebration of getting out into nature, Family Portrait is an honest depiction of family – relentless and glorious chaos, intimacy and, most of all, love.

‘Best in Fest’ Winner, 2021 Broadway Baby. 

★★★★★ The Stage

★★★★★ Broadway Baby 

★★★★ The Scotsman 

★★★★ The List


Screening every day across 4th-20th August, running every 45 minutes from 10am-4.45pm (last showing 4pm). Thursdays 10am-7pm (last showing 6.15pm)

£12/ £10 concession | £34 family ticket. 

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