Transart Faculty Laura Gonzalez in “The River”

Natasha Gilmore. "The River," 2014.

Natasha Gilmore. “The River,” 2014.

Transart Faculty member Laura Gonzalez is beginning rehearsals for Natasha Gilmore’s The River, a performance piece set along the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow on view July 20, 2014.

A large scale site-specific work, The River is a perambulatory performance featuring dancing, singing and live music. Starting from The Briggait building in Glasgow’s city center, the piece travels along the River Clyde, the third longest river in Scotland important to the British Empire for its prosperous 18th and 19th century shipbuilding industry and transatlantic trade. Gonzalez joins the Barrowland Ballet along with over 100 dancers and musicians as well as a choir and choral group from the Glasgow community for the promenade performance commemorating the history of the River Clyde.

The River is a Culture 2014 event accompanying the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games and celebrating contemporary art in Scotland. The performance starts at 6 pm Sunday July 20, 2014 at The Briggait. Visit Glasgow 2014 for details.

Laura Gonzalez is a Glasgow-based artist and writer from Spain. Her practice includes film, dance, photography and text; and her work has been exhibited and published throughout the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal. Her research focuses on psychoanalytic approaches to art, performance for the camera, theories of the gaze in photography, dance and art, and innovative forms of writing.

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