Tramway, Glasgow, March 2014

Artistically directed and choreography by Janice Parker

Co-directed by Richard Layzell

Glory is a large scale immersive dance event that celebrates the city’s rich Commonwealth community and Glasgow 2014. A cast of over 30 Glasgow people with connections to a Commonwealth country came together from January ’till March to create a dance performance based on each person’s individual movement vocabulary. Audiences are invited into the performers arena to experience rituals and preparation for performance. By exposing the audience to the beauty found in bodies of varying age, ability, levels of experience, body type and ethnicities, Glory celebrates the diversity of the human body, giving the audience new ways to think about movement, excellence, and about who and what is considered elite.

Jak Soroka and Thulani Rachia

Dancers: Rona Alexander, Rachel Amey, Kenneth Barclay, Jak Soroka (under JBE), Kelly Chung, Margaret Anne Dale, Meray Diner, Laura Fisher, Joy Fleming, Paria Moazemi Goodarzi, Laura Gonzalez, Alan Greig, Asifa Hafiz, Alexandra Hall, Rosemary James, Jean Kane, Jeanne Kambabazi, Peter Lannon, Liz Lumsden, Emmie McKay, Vicky McMillan, Kerry McLaughlin, Michelle Montgomery Master, Teddy Nabwire, Kirsty Nicolson, Paul Nicolson, Evlis Nweke, Erwin Orduz, Bel Pye, Thulani Rachia, Julie Riddell, Craig Simpson, Kim Simpson, Dilraj Sokhi, Muna Sultan, Nattaporn Vuttipetch.