A GLIMPSE OF FLESH AND BLOOD This trilogy will explore Gaelic Cultures’ relationship to rituals around Birth, Life and Death amongst its communities in Scotland and Ireland. Endling is the first work. An endling is an individual that is the last of its species. Once the endling dies, the species becomes extinct. Endling is where dance, vocals, music, design and a mound of confetti reinterpret Folk Theatre to tell tales of funerary and mourning rituals, their chants, songs and practices; many now already dead or dying within the Gaelic language communities of Scotland and Ireland. Rob Heaslip gives us a collision of popular and folk culture in a world awash with acid pink, green and purple confetti to create a tale of collective memory and consciousness. Working with Contemporary Vocalists Michelle O’Rourke and Robbie Blake, and Composer Ross Whyte, the company will be exploring the means to recreate traditional Gaelic funeral songs and subsequently investigate their manifestation upon the performing body.