A 5-hour durational performance that took place as part of the Edinburgh Fringe programme at Dance Base (Edinburgh) in 2015.

Artist Yvonne Buskie collaborates with musician Luke Sutherland (Venus as a Boy, Mogwai) and choreographer/dancer Christine Devaney (Curious Seed) for this one-off, cross-art form, live work.

It is 603 years since the birth of Joan of Arc, and her astonishingly dramatic history continues to stimulate our modern era.

For the performance, the artists invite you into this hybrid space, which connects theatre to gallery, to witness a playful exploration of ritual and meditation. A large floor drawing and paper objects will inhabit the space, and will inevitably become torn and fragmented during the performance. The repetitive tasks of making and mending transform into a devotional meditation. You are also invited to make your own offering to the process by embellishing the paper objects with gold leaf during the performance.


‘joan of arc made my heart sing yesterday, incredibly beautiful movement, visuals and music’

Audience response on Twitter


Supported by Dance Base and co-produced with Curious Seed (supported by Creative Scotland) and Catalyst Dance Management (Dance Base).

Image: Yvonne Buskie