Mirrie Dancers project needs volunteers to help select sites

Shetland Arts is inviting people of all ages to take part in a new public arts project.

Mirrie Dancers is an ambitious, creative venture which will light up Shetland over the coming winter. It is the first time that light will be used as a major art form in Shetland, and people don’t have to be an expert in anything to be part of it – just bring an open mind and an interest in where they live.

The artists who conceived Mirrie Dancers, Nayan Kulkarni and Roxane Permar, have been working with Shetland Arts for several months to develop and raise funds for the project.

To complete the development, anyone who might be interested in the project is invited to take part in selecting sites for a series of temporary illuminations that will form a Celebration of Light throughout Shetland, starting this autumn and finishing in March 2010.

From 30th May to 7th June people can join the artists in one of eight bus tours throughout Shetland.

Kathy Hubbard of Shetland Arts said: “A tour of your local area will be followed by food and discussion to help choose sites for this Celebration of Light.

“In each of eight areas, a short-list of sites will be drawn up and a representative from your area will be nominated to join the panel that will make the final selection of sites throughout Shetland.

“There is no charge for participation. If you think you may be prevented from joining in because of any special needs you may have, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to meet your requirements.”

Shetland Arts is inviting anyone to join the Mirrie Dancers Team on the tours, whatever their age or particular interests.

Ms Permar was keen to point out that people can participate at any level, saying: “Even if you can’t join us on the bus tour, you are very welcome to join us later in the day to contribute to the discussion and selection process.”

To declare an interest, book a place on one of the tours or find out more about the project, contact Ms Permar (01595) 859202 or email roxane.permar@btinternet.com


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