The Dance Centre presents
Wilt Thou Go by Shot of Scotch as part of International Dance Day
Director: Susan Nase
Choreography: Susan Nase in collaboration with the Shot of Scotch Vancouver dancers
Dancers: Shannon Cressey, Katelyn Currie, Lindsay Ellis, Crystal Greentree, Megan Hall, Meghan Pike, Erin Robertson, Danielle Senyk
Piper: Sandy Marshall
Original Music: Tim Fanning, Robyn Carrigan, Stephanie Cadman, Alison Ward, Susan Nase
Lighting Design: Itai Erdal
Projection Design: Cande Andrade, Jennifer Stewart
Sound Design: Mishelle Cuttler, Susan Nase
Costume Coordinator & Buyer: Lindsay Ellis
Dramaturg: Julie McIsaac
Stage Manager: Susan Nase
Q&A facilitator – Julie McIsaac
Shot of Scotch Vancouver gratefully acknowledges the support of The Dance Centre, the Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, and our many generous donors.
We would like to offer special thanks to Leith Davis, Robyn Carrigan, Sylvie La Riviere, Mike Kovac, Vanessa Goodman, Stephanie Cadman, Alison Ward, Alaia Hamer, Dayna Szyndrowski, Travis Clark and the countless friends and family members that made the development of this work over the past two years possible.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can support the future development of “Wilt Thou Go” please see our GoFundMe page. We plan to bring the completed production to The Dance Centre on November 20, 21 & 22, 2022. Mark your calendars!
A word from the Artistic Director:
Over two years ago, this project began with a simple question: how can we convey narrative and theme through Highland dance? Many traditional Highland dances are attached to legends of fierce Highland warriors, telling tales of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. The history and legends of the Scottish Highlanders are captivating and powerful, but often misunderstood, simplified, and heavily romanticized. The development of this work has taken us on a journey through the past, revealing the human costs of war and colonization, and sparking questions about our roles and responsibilities as ambassadors of Highland culture here on the unceded lands that we call Vancouver. To say that this work has completely shifted our perspectives on this dance form that we love, and have dedicated our lives to, is no understatement. It has been a deep honour and privilege to work with these exceptional artists on this show.
Today’s showing is a low-tech version of the work-in-progress in celebration of International Dance Day. There is still much work to be done with costume, sound, projection, set and lighting design, however today we are thrilled to share our progress with you, to give you a taste of what is to come, and to invite you to join us on this journey to the past… Wilt Thou Go?
The Dance Centre is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.