YAYAYA AYAYAya

Image by Jana Rumley

Image by Jana Rumley

Image by Jana Rumley

Image by Jana Rumley

Image by Jack Wrigley

Image by Jana Rumley

Image by Jana Rumley

Image by Jana Rumley

Image by Jana Rumley

image by Jack Wrigley

YAYAYA AYAYAYA by Louise Ahl/Ultimate Dancer & Robbie thomson

Ultra-terrestrial temporary dance proclaiming the historic chant: tnahc cirotsih eht gnimialcorp ecnad yraropmet lairtserret-artlU

A vision of a giant or an alien with a message; Ultimate Dancer and Robbie Thomson bring discoveries from the dark places. Expect a neo-ancient display of natural-high inducing lights, sounds and trippy ritual dances.

In 2015, Ultimate Dancer went into a darkness retreat for five days - a purpose-built room isolated from all light and sound. Ceremonial darkness as a shamanic tool is a classical method for accessing vibrant unconscious and super-conscious states. The experience was deeply transformative; at times hallucinogenic, emotionally moving, physically painful and has thoroughly inspired the creation of YAYAYA AYAYAY.


Choreography/Concept/Performance: Louise Ahl/Ultimate Dancer
Sound/Light/Performance: Robbie Thomson
Costume: Zephyr Liddell
Dramaturgy: Jo Bannon
Amplifier: Nick Anderson


Funded by Creative Scotlandand ‘AMPS’ - a commission from Jerwood Charitable Foundation / Nick Anderson. Further support from: Tramway, The Work Room, Gessnerallee Zurich, Dance Base Edinburgh, and Movement Research New York and Live Collision.

Images by Jack Wrigley and Jana Rumley