After several YEARS of creativity and hard work, we are so excited to share this finished project with you!!! We've been working away at the musical recording, choreography, countless dance rehearsals, costume design and production, and now finally the video shoot and edit. Phewf!
The Farewell to Nova Scotia Hornpipe project began as a seed of an idea that began to take shape in 2015 when SoS dancers Susan Nase (vocal and guitar) and Emma Reid (fiddle) went into the recording studio to create an original recording of the Canadian folk tune. Kathleen Hall then sparked the choreography vision which was later refined and developed by Artistic Director Susan Nase and the company dancers (past and present) of Shot of Scotch Vancouver.
The original planned video project was unfortunately rained out (as tends to happen in Vancouver) with literally months of rain. Other projects took over our time and this piece fell off the radar for some time. The costumes came to fruition as the piece came back into our regular repertoire in 2018 and we were finally able to complete the video shoot with Meghan Pike and Danielle Senyk dancing beautifully on one of the hottest days of the summer.
This piece has been an absolute joy to create and we hope you enjoy the finished video half as much as we enjoyed making it!