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.

Daytime events:

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.

Evening event

19.30 – 21.30Flow! 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.










































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