What is the longest

hug you’ve ever had?

Group Hug is an intergenerational performance that gently invites the audience to stop, watch, listen and maybe even join in.

Celebrating human connection, the work explores loneliness, intimacy and the joy of being part of something bigger than yourself.

Edinburgh International Children's Festival at the National Museum of Scotland, Sunday 27 May 2018

Group Hug was first imagined as part of the PUSH (over)protection Lab in Belgium, in response to thinking about taking risks, creating connections, public space and touch.  pushproject.eu

funded by

supported by Dance Base and Lyra

Images: Ruth Armstrong

Cast & Creatives 

Concept & Choreography      Hannah Venet

Sound Design                          Caitlin Mulgrew 

Performers                               Lyra Young Artists, PRIME, Mark Bleakley, Lou Brodie, Misa Brzezicki, Claricia Kruithof

Choir                                        Primary 5 pupils from Bun-sgoil Taobh na Páirce

Song                                        'Postcards from Italy' by Beirut

Print Design                             Valerie Reid