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John Rocha’s new collection will be featured in Scotland’s largest ever fashion show. Bethan Cole previews the Festival Ball.
'The idea for the Bali originated last year - we wanted to create an opportunity for people in Edinburgh to have a good time outwith all the Festival mayhem in August.‘ Morris Paton, one third of Firefly Productions. is explaining the motivation behind the Festival Ball.
The highlight of last year’s extravaganza was a Vivienne Westwood catwalk show. This year. they‘ve lined up British Designer Of The Year. John Rocha. Matthew Bourne‘s hotly-tipped dance company
Adventures in Motion Pictures. . Scottish musicologist Martin Bennett. a . cappella group The Sweet Adelines and
Edinburgh's finest club Dls. for what they hope will be eight hours packed with cultural stimulation and stylish social spontaneity.
The programme kicks off at 7.45pm. when all-female barber shop troupe The Sweet Adelines serenade arriving guests into the main auditorium. Following this. Highland Fling -
3 Matthew Bourne's trippy interpretation . ofBournonville‘s 19th century ballet ; [.(l Sylp/iiile will receive its Scottish
premiere. ‘For me. this is going to be a real highlight.‘ says Paton. it's a traditional Scottish tale originally set in the Highlands. The hero James. an
‘ unemployed welder. fails in love with
1 an ethereal sylph. a dalliance with fatal consequences. Bourne has transported
. this pastoral romance to Glasgow‘s
council tenements and nightclubs. crafting a Martin Miller-style concoction of be-dreaded, tartan-clad acid casualties and magic. fairytale narrative.
featuring Rocha‘s Autumn/Winter 94 collection should continue the Celtic
theme on a suitably grandiose style.
l Rocha will be overseeing the show‘s
i production and Firefly intend to use a 1 healthy balance of Scottish and
I celebrity models. ‘lt’s important to
keep the event rooted here.‘ says Paton. . Except to see a more organic. classical
. . . . i show than last year s brash n kinky
.. , . . Westwood aiiair. Rocha s collection of
.. . ; fluiiy mohair knits. chunky sheepskin
Scotland's largest ever fashion show.
Adventures In Motion Pictures
coats and hand-painted chiffon slips foregrounds wearability rather than avant-garde shock value. This year you
won't see the models grimacing in agony as they struggle along on 10in platforms. Fireﬂy intend to soundtrack the show with the live experimental rhythms of Martin Bennett. a Glasgow- trained composer who jams tribal samples with improvised Celtic pipe and ilute playing.
in addition. thejazzual sounds of Big Beat. Festival FM and Latin hip-hop outfit Freshly Squeezed have been co- opted to keep a hip-grinding funky sensibility on proceedings. ‘We didn’t want to lose the younger. clubby element.‘ says Paton. Big Beat DJs Simon. Mark and Angus were chosen for their appeal to a more sophisticated breed ofclubber. The Big Beat monthly sessions attract a discerning mix of acid jazz modernists and trip-hop hipsters — their success has earned the club a residency at the Assembly Rooms during the Festival.
Paton concedes there‘s an incredibly rich assortment of entertainment on offer: ‘The overall aim is to get away from the formal. black tie connotations of the word ‘ball‘ and provide a forum for the very best in contemporary dance. music and fashion.‘ And of course a prime opportunity for people to dress up, look drop-dead glamorous and behave in a suitably decadent style.
The Festival Bull is at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on Sat 30 July. Telephone 03/ 529 6000.
82 The List 29 July—ll August 1994