Vince Virr's Showreel
(Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2019 commission)
Vince is an Associate Artist with Barrowland Ballet (Scotland) and has extensive experience as a dancer, performer, deviser, creator, harness aerialist, movement collaborator and educator. He has been an Associate Director for the National Theatre of Scotland, is currently researching creative learning in China with Art Space for Kids (A.S.K.) and recently premiered a commissioned dance performance for the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival. 2019 will see Vince continue to tour across the World and engage in international collaborations in Belgium, China and Chile.
Future projects include a collaboration with 3 other European artists on a new production titled ‘Happy Feet’, co-creating a work with young people from China at the Avignon festival (France) and leading artist workshops at Famfest (Chile).FUTURE PERFORMANCES /PROJECTS:
A.S.K. (China) at Off Avignon Festival
Choreographing and co-directing a show with young people from China in France.
Leading artistic workshops with dance professionals on choreographic devices for making dance for young audiences. Supported by the British Council.
TIGER TALE & PLAYFUL TIGER TOUR
by Barrowland Ballet
ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering
4th September 1pm Tiger Tale
5th September 9.30am & 1pm, Playful Tiger
6th September 9.30am & 1pm, Tiger Tale
Baboro International Arts Festival for Children
14th-19th October, Galway, Ireland
23rd-26th October, Durham, England
9th and 10th November, Shanghai
14th-17th November, Shanghai
TIGER & TIGER TALE
20th November-9th December, China Tour
“Both Virr and Adamson gave tight physical performances, capturing their characters perfectly” ***** The Skinny, Poggle, 2018
”what really shines through is the generosity and constant awareness that the dancers show throughout the performance… the interaction is an uplifting witness to how dance can loosen up more than muscles.” **** The Herald Scotland, Playful Tiger, 2018
"Synchronisation is exquisite throughout and dancers Jade Adamson, Kai-Wen Chuang and Vince Virr give an outstanding individual, as well as ensemble performance", ***** Dublin Examiner, Tiger/Tiger Tale, 2015
"Virr steals the show in an agile performance that spices bright attraction with a touch of danger", The Times ****, Tiger/Tiger Tale, 2014
“Virr brings the Tiger into vivid, pulsating life, engaging with the audience as he steps outside the bars”, The Stage ****, Tiger/Tiger Tale, 2013
"Virr's mysterious, feral presence unlocked a united joy...the dancers gave high octane performances, making the thrilling complexities of choreography look effortless", The Herald Scotland ****, Tiger/Tiger Tale, 2013
"Vince Virr's interactions with the audience are a multi-sensory delight". Edinburgh Fest Mag ****, Tiger/Tiger Tale, 2014
"The performers (Virr in particular) enjoy an effortless rapport with their young audience", The Times ****, Poggle, 2015
PREVIOUS WORK INCLUDES:
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake World Tour, Thomas Small's BBC Radio 2 Artist in Residence dance film Shakespeare Shuffle, Barrowland Ballet (Little Red, Poggle, Tiger, Tiger Tale, The River, A Conversation with Carmel, Get Set Glasgow, The Blank Album), Scottish Opera (Ariodante, Rusalka), Mark Murphy and Cuerda Producciones (White Gold), Shaper/Caper (Within This Dust), All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre (Swing is in the Air, Sprawl, Oh What a Picture, Three's a Crowd), Company Cordelia (Dance Derby), Christopher Hampstead (Swan Noir), Random Accomplice, The BBC and Phoenix Dance Theatre (Frankenstein's Wedding), Smallpetitklein/Thomas Small (Sin, Stiller, Static), Protein.
Has taught for the following companies in a variety of ages and abilities:
National Theatre of Scotland, Barrowland Ballet, HFE Ltd (CYQ fitness tutor and assessor), Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, A.S.K (China), FamFest (Chile), AFCA (Egypt), SHCAT (China), Bregenz Opera (Austria), New Adventures, BBC & Phoenix Dance (Frankenstein's Wedding), East London Dance, Urdang Academy, Shaper/Caper, Dancebase, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Independence-dance, Yorkshire Dance, Y-Dance, Dance House, METU International Dance Festival (Turkey), Leeds Metropolitan University.
Photo credits: Brian Hartley, SO Festival