Ring Time

Performance Workshop

Thursday 27 October 2016 | 7PM (1 Hour) | Drygate Brewery, Glasgow G4 0UT

Tickets £10 (£5): www.drygate.com / 0141 212 8815

A new piece for movement by Sally Beamish.

Experience time, space and energy through music and movement. Composer, musicians and dancers will discuss the creative process of Ring Time before giving its premiere performance.

Download the flyer here.

The première of Ring Time brings together some of Scotland’s elite artists.

Red Note Ensemble will perform Beamish’s new music, while the first realisation of the piece in movement will be created by dance artists Freya Jeffs, Tess Letham and William Thorburn.

Christopher Hampson, CEO and Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet, who studied Dalcroze, will mentor the project.

Freya Jeffs

Tess Letham

William Thorburn


In 2011, former chair of Dalcroze Society UK Jean Middlemiss approached Sally Beamish about writing a short piece for movement for Dalcroze UK’s centenary.  Knowing very little about Dalcroze, Sally decided to attend some classes led by Monica Wilkinson in Glasgow.  She became fascinated by this method of musicianship training and agreed to take on the commission.
The aims of the Ring Time project are:
  • to celebrate music/movement connections and raise the profile of Dalcroze
  • to illuminate the influence that Dalcroze had on the dramatic arts, as well as music education
  • to create an educational resource for creative projects in a wide range of settings, to be led by qualified Dalcrozians


Following the première, there will be three day-long workshops for musicians and dancers to explore music/movement connections.

Cost: £20 (£15)

Saturday 19 November 2016  10.30 – 16.30

The Old School, Dumfries DG1 2JL

Tickets:  Midsteeple Box Office

Tel. 01387 253383

Led by Ruth Morley, Freya Jeffs and Monica Wilkinson

Sunday 20 November 2016  10.30 – 16.30

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Tickets: Online

Tel. 0131 225 5525

Led by Mark O’Keefe, Freya Jeffs and Monica Wilkinson

26 November 2016  12.00 – 18.00

Woodend Barn, Banchory

Tickets: Online

Tel. 01330 825431

Led by Mark O’Keefe, Freya Jeffs and Monica Wilkinson

Jean Middlemiss discussing the project with Sally Beamish (photo by Sisi Burn)

Monica Wilkinson and Sally Beamish (photo by Stephanie Irvine)

Enquiries to ringtime@move2music.co.uk

Ring Time is funded by Creative Scotland, Dalcroze UK, and Jean Middlemiss