Karl Jay-Lewin walks along a public road in a residential area, from left to right. He is wearing a grey barrister's wig, a grey t-shirt and navy jeans, and he is holding a red and white roadsign with the word PEDESTRIANS and a white arrow pointing in the opposite direction to the direction he is walking. Behind him is a pavement and a grey stone wall, with a grey gate to a house and garden behind. There are tree brances and green leaves visible above the wall.

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales
Karl Jay-Lewin & Matteo Fargion
Presented by Agile Arts

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

This performance is funded in entirety by the Creative Scotland Touring Fund for Theatre & Dance


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When and Where

Friday 15 October
17.00 – 18.00

St Giles Church, Elgin


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Book Extremely Pedestrian Chorales together with the Double Bill of No Man’s Land and What’s Not There for a combined price of £12 / £8 (concession)

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