A Platform for Dance

Tapping into the restrictions on our bodies from the past year Duffy is interested in how we share experiences of the body through collective dance moments.

A Platform for Dance has been inspired by the set designs for Busby Berkeley’s dance routines, staging at the Glasgow Palais dancehall that once thrived in Dennistoun and staging erected in Strasbourg during the 1518 dancing plague as a way to cure the inflicted. Each of these constructions took centre stage at a moment where the ecstasy of dance was unbridled, with varying outcomes.

This rotating sculpture will provide a home for all things dance and movement, with performance to be developed later in the year as Covid restrictions ease.