City as Commons
Public Space and Performance
The day at a glance – for more information about the events and arts programme see the talks, workshops and arts pages above.
The following events are free – donations welcome.
Daytime events take place in the City Square unless stated otherwise.
The evening event takes place at Roseangle Commons, Dundee West Church, Lower Hall, DD1 4JW – enter via Roseangle Arts Cafe.
11.00 – 12.00: Ricochet – dancers from The Space, choreographed by Daniel Aing
What: an exploration of cause and effect; stopping and starting – through contact improvisation. (Participation encouraged.)
Where: starting under the Tay Rd Bridge, beside the Tay Estuary, and stopping and starting through the Waterfront Development and into the City Square.
12.30 – 12.45: Girlguides Centenary Commons Flashmob – Dundee Girlguides
What: In the spirit of the commons Dundee Girlguides have shared their City Square booking with the Dundee Commons Festival. They’ll be celebrating their Centenary with a flashmob!
13.00 – 13.45: Chi Kung Commons – with Gordon Connor and Dudhope Community Centre’s chi kung class
What: The chance to participate in a beginner’s chi kung class – a system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training.
14.00 – 14.30: Agreeculture – Roundabout Collective – Nerea Gurrutxaga and Marti Güell Vallbona
What: Performance exploring the negotiation of an agreement.
15.00 – 15.15: American Tribal Style Belly Dance – Tribal Storm
What: A group improvisation based upon American Tribal and Middle Eastern dance routines.
16.00 – 17.00: Silvery Tay-Haired Women – Kate Clayton and participants
What: a performance opportunity to gain voice and visibility for women with silver, white or grey hair.
17.10 – 17.40: Border-Line – Peter McRae
What: A playful performance exploring the complex forces at work in negotiating public space and civic life.
19.30 – 21.30: Flow! Commons
What: a collaboration across poetry, spoken word and dance.
Part one: Readings by local poets exploring the commons theme – curated by Beth McDonough.
Part two: Flow! A revolutionary open stage event that sees dancers in close conversation with spoken word artists – presented by The Artifact.