Performers wearing wigs dance with scores in their hands
Photo: Elly White

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales is a collaborative performance project by Karl Jay Lewin and Matteo Fargion presenting the commonplace experience of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy.

Within the 36 short dances, simple movements are rhythmically and spatially structured by translations of JS Bach’s famous Chorales – a series of simple choral harmonies originally written to make the singing of hymns accessible to the masses. Within the strict structure of the scores, personality and subtle relationships between the dancers can shine through. The performers casually introduce their scores to audiences as they arrive for the show.

‘clever, funny, and thought-provoking’ ★★★★★ THE HERALD

‘… perfectly capturing the rhythmic power and grandeur of the mighty JS Bach in all his exhilarating glory’ ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

‘… Well, that was extraordinary!’ ★★★★SCOTSGAY ARTS

‘ … a Dadaist riposte to Strictly Come Dancing… ‘ THE GUARDIAN

Join in! In some venues the company will be running a workshop to explore the movement themes and thinking behind the piece.

When and Where

Friday 28 February
The Barn, Banchory

Saturday 29 February
Phoenix Centre, Newton Dee Camphill Community 

Friday 20 March – POSTPONED
Liniclate School, Isle of Uist

Sunday 22 March – POSTPONED
Eigg Community Hall, Isle of Eigg. Tickets on the door

Wednesday 8 April – POSTPONED
Summerhall, Edinburgh

Friday 10 April – POSTPONED
Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon

Saturday 25 April, 15:30 til late – POSTPONED
Part of Outskirts 2020, Platform, Glasgow

Saturday 09 May, 16:00 – POSTPONED
The Community Hall, Nethy Bridge. Tickets on the door only

Sunday 10 May (+ live choir), 20:00 – POSTPONED
Lyth Arts Centre, Reiss Village Hall

Saturday 30 May, 15:00 – POSTPONED
Part of Out of Place Festival, Gallowhill Community Centre, Paisley

Co-produced by Agile Arts and Dance North


Tickets prices vary and will be available via the venue’s website and on the door.