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The Red Room

The Red Room has been developed through the support of The Scottish Arts Council, during an extended residency at Dance Base (Scotland’s National Centre for Dance) and premiered at The Traverse Theatre on 13 & 14 June 2008.

Acclaimed dancer David Hughes joins forces with award winning theatre maker Al Seed, to create The Red Room.  

The Red Room; photo: Niall Walker courtesy of David Hughes Dance Productions Limited

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death and weaving a multitude of dance traditions with extreme physical theatre, this collaboration is a true horror show for the stage!  The Red Room, a richly layered and distorted reflection of the culture we inhabit, is brought to life by a dynamic new company of performers; Edinburgh based b-boy Matt Foster (Random Aspekts); Australian dancers Lina Limosani and Paul White; and classical Indian dancer Seeta Patel, as well as appearances from both Hughes and Seed. 

The Australian Council for the Arts financially supported Lina Limosani and the Scottish Arts Council supported Paul White for the production and performance of 'The Red Room'

‘A national treasure’ (The Guardian on David Hughes)

‘The clown prince of darkness’ (The Herald on Al Seed)


External links
* The Traverse Theatre : The Red Room
* David Hughes Dance
* Al Seed
* Australian Council for the Arts
Internal links
* David Hughes Profile
* Al Seed's Profile
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