In 2011 we began research towards making a show about food and hunger. We wanted to investigate our relationship to food, and how eating and hunger connect us intimately to the natural world.
As we got deeper into the subject, we noticed that if you ask someone about a memorable meal, it’s rare that they spend much time talking about the food. More often they’ll tell you about the people they shared that food with, about loved ones and lovers, family and friends. Seven Hungers examines how food and eating connect us, and how more than food is shared when we eat together.
Seven Hungers toured Scotland in October 2014 including dates at Woodend Barn (Banchory), Wyness Hall (Inverurie), DanceLive Festival / The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen), Summerhall (Edinburgh), Platform (Glasgow), Rothesay Pavilion (Isle of Bute), and Three Villages Hall (Arrochar).
- Anna Porubcansky, Jonathan Peck, Maïté Delafin, Rodrigo Malvar, Kathleen Downie
- Directed by:
- Ewan Downie
- Assistant Director:
- Paul Brotherston
- Musical Director:
- Anna Porubcansky
- Lighting Design:
- Alberto Santos-Bellido
- Costume Design:
- Annie Hiner
The National Lottery through Creative Scotland
Produced in association with:
Woodend Barn / Platform / Dance House
A stunning mixture of the elemental and the human
Spellbinding food for thought
One of the most beautiful and intriguing pieces of art that I have ever seen
Beautiful, emotional, hypnotic, powerful, trance-like. The connection between the performers and space and audience felt magical – other worldly.
I thought it was brilliant to see this sort of performance in a little community like ours! I thought it was disturbing at times, and beautiful too. I laughed a bit – sometimes with incredulity. Food, love, lust and violence – just what you need on a Saturday night.
“That was lovely”
“I think it was French”