about shotput

Making theatre in Glasgow.

Theatre as sport. Shotput devises work from the body up. The result is stamina-fuelled, team-spirited and often outrageous. We are more sensual than logical.

The world is our material. We hope our theatre speaks directly to our contemporary moment. 

Human themes, political aims. We come from a tradition of theatre that celebrates the radical act of being together. We reject modern privatisation and anonymity, emphasising the live-ness of performance.

Audiences. We aim to touch audiences across the dance/theatre spectrum, offering a kinetic experience that touches on the big themes of today.

History. We're a young company. In 2018, Shotput began work on two pieces of dance-theatre through residencies at The Work Room, Dance Base, and Scottish Opera.

Director. Shotput is founded and led by Jim Manganello. Jim is a director, movement director and performer who trained at École Lassaâd in Brussels and Birkbeck in London.

 
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Photograph by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan.