St Magnus Festival
Last week I made one of my more unusual appearances – on the stage at the St Magnus Festival in Kirkwall! I was honoured to be asked to be the first performer to appear on stage at the world premier of an exciting project called “JumpStart”. JumpStart! brings together over 200 schoolchildren, dancers and sportspeople in a spectacular, choreographed display celebrating the diversity of Orkney sport. With choreography by Andy Howitt, film by Tim Fitzpatrick and music by Gemma McGregor, activities from fencing to freerunning, karate to bowling are showcased through dance and music against a background of filmed images of Orkney in action.
In reality I had to run a few laps, lead in a lot of school kids, do some warm up exercises and then run on the spot for a minute or two before leading everyone off as the music ended.
A great experience and some great music played by Orkney band Blindspot.