French Songs (1991)

le ciel est de cuivre sung by lucie and cathryn robson

Cast : Tommy Bayley, Maria Burton
Live Music : Billy Cowie (piano), Cathryn and Lucie Robson (voice), Anne Stephenson (violin), Sian Bell (cello). Costume Tig Evans. Lighting Robert Clutterham.

This is a suite of dances and songs of Verlaines poetry set to music.
Premiere15th May 1991 at the Gardner Arts Centre

‘when subversion turns our attitudes towards people with learning difficulties – ah well! Something very lovely and special occurs.’
Mary Brennan Glasgow Herald

‘There is charm by the bucketful in French Songs but the point though not stated is plainly apparent. One of the performers has learning difficulties, but his contribution though central to the work is neither tokenism nor patronising’
Christopher Bowen The Scotsman

References for French Songs

Aggiss, L. Cowie, B. Bramley, I. Anarchic Dance Routledge
Bowen, C (27 May 1991) Dance of a Culture Vulture The Scotsman 11
Brennan, M (25 May 1991) Liz Aggiss and Divas Third Eye The Glasgow Herald