Dante or Die; THE SKI LIFT PROJECT

THE SKI LIFT PROJECT

In 2008 the Dante or Die team spent two weeks researching a performance piece to be staged and experienced on a ski lift. Over this fortnight on the slopes of the spectacular Midlothian Snowsports Centre we created exhilarating and unique dance, theatre and live music.

Imagine floating through the air whilst a suited gentleman serenades you on his ukulele from the bushes below. As you look above a lonely woman hangs from the suspended chair in front and sings you a love song. Underneath, an umbrella dances down the mountainside on skis. Suddenly your chair stops. You float in mid-air, breathe in and experience a lyrical, visceral and tender journey...

This project is available to commission. Please contact us if you’re interested in making the Ski Lift Project into a fully fledged production.

Generously supported by: National Lottery Awards for All.