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
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