Presented as a part of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Duvet Day is a dance theatre piece which portrays an intimate struggle with depression. Lying in bed for hours on end, in a state of complete isolation and mental weariness, can make it feel like a prison. Personal experiences of depression, enhanced by research, fueled a physical exploration of the condition. Incorporating props locates the piece within the familiar landscape of bed. Duvet Day reveals the trajectory of a depressive episode, through embodiment and evocative imagery.
C&O emerged in 2015 as a collaborative dance practice between Claire Pritchard and Olga Kay. Our work is inspired and informed by the landscape of mental health. Drawing on our lived experiences of mental health, we aspire to create performances which stimulate dialogue about it.
Duvet Day is supported by:
Now in its fifth year, Out of Sight, Out of Mind (OOSOOM) is an exhibition of artworks created in relation to peoples’ experiences of mental health issues. It is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF). Groups and individuals have made their work with a range of motivations, including personal expression, development of artistic