Mixed Up Live

by Katy Wilson and Starcatchers
Presented by Edinburgh International Festival and Imaginate
Originally Co-Commissioned and Produced by Imaginate and Starcatchers

Mixed Up is a vibrant, interactive playground experience for 3 – 8-year-olds exploring a mix of emotions and feelings through painting, music, and dance.

We’ve all been through a turbulent time. Emotions are mixed up and it’s hard to express how we feel. Mixed Up gives young children an opportunity to explore and express big feelings in a visceral, physical way.

Live interactive events in Edinburgh Schools – 26th August – 10th September 2021.

Mixed Up looks at our emotions using dance and paint rather than words. I hope to keep exploring live experiences that help children to express themselves and understand their emotions.

Katy Wilson

Creative Team

Lead artist / concept and design – Katy Wilson
Director and Dramaturg – Xana Marwick
Choreographer – Ashley Jack

Dancers –  Gabriele Bruzzese & Ursula Manandhar
Visual Artist – Greer Pester
Drums – Alex Palmer

Sound design and composition –Marcus Britton, Matt Elliott, Nik Paget Tomlinson and Barney Strachan
Beatboxing and body percussion – Bigg Taj
Animation and workshop –  Ursula Cheng
Workshop Film Maker – Jassy Earl
Mixed Up Film – Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay

Production Management – Zoë Squair
Stage Manager – Rosie Ward

With thanks to Matt Addicott, Mark Bleakley, Brian Hartley, Geraldine Heaney, Joy Maria Onotu, Dougal Marwick and Skye Reynolds who took part in the early development of Mixed Up.