Alumni of Out of the Blue
Below is a directory of artists who once resided at an Out of the Blue property and have helped shape our future.
Full Cirqle is a space dedicated to classes, training, creation and play across the huge range of arts and sports that make up contemporary circus.
The building includes a dance studio, two rehearsal areas, office space for circus business and a barn for aerial training and acrobatics.
Full Cirqle is home to dozens of performers with facilities to run public classes and rehearsal space for shows. Affordable space is available for productions and training.
Iron-Oxide was born in 2006 from Chloë Dear’s passion for vertiginous outdoor performance. Since its formation the company has specialized in producing daring outdoor shows and has established itself as one of Scotland’s leading large-scale companies. The company also produces the work of a number of artists including Ramesh Meyyappan, Oceanallover, Adura Onashile and Strange Bird Zirkus. Iron-Oxide mixes aerial work, original live music, highly physical choreography and intricate imagery to create spectacular performances that stretch the imaginations of its creators and audiences. The company has a strong commitment to supporting the growing Scottish physical theatre, outdoor performance and circus community.
I design and build mosaic for all types of solid surfaces, including floors, walls and wall panels.
I’m the director of Key To Music, and I founded it to share my passion for music. I set up a music education service in London in 2005 before relocating to Edinburgh and founding another, and it gives me huge satisfaction to see the students I began teaching when they were not yet in their teens now performing their own compositions in pubs and clubs a few years later. I teach guitar, singing and composition.
My approach to teaching can be distilled to three key ideas: firstly, a student needs to feel comfortable in their environment in order to learn most effectively and express themselves most freely. Secondly, new information or skills become embedded and mastered most effectively when they are actively applied. Thirdly, music is composite of many different skills and aptitudes, and these all need to be developed in tandem in order to be able to express yourself musically. A traditional model of tuition whereby a student learns some new content, reviews it in the next lesson and then gets more content works for some types of student but not everybody, and can result in an unbalanced skill set, where a student is able to play some pieces but has no real understanding of how use and combine musical elements themselves. I address this by presenting content in such a way that students are apply to use new information in various different musical contexts and integrate it into what they are already able to do.
I aim to find out what results and goals a student is looking for, and to help advise on setting goals where applicable, and then match the student with the lesson format that is going to deliver those results in the best way. Opportunities for ensemble music are very enjoyable and can really fast track a student’s development, and I make sure these are available to students on a regular basis when they are part of the Key To Music community.
I am a member of an international network of music educators working to continually improve and refine all parts of our education practice and my students benefit from my access to this resource. I look forward to helping you set your own musical goals and reach them.
Licketyspit is a specialist early years theatre company, dedicated to creating meaningful theatre to engage the imaginations of early years children, to empower them and inspire their play. Licketyspit has been creating original work through practical artistic research, consultation and developmental practice with children since 2001. The company works across Scotland from its base at North Edinburgh Arts and has a repertoire of eight critically acclaimed theatre productions : Hare & Tortoise; Molly Whuppie; Wee Witches; The Quangle Wangle (& The Christmas Quangle Wangle); Magic Spaghetti; Green Whale; Heelie-go-Leerie; A Piece of Cake. Licketyspit is also pioneering immersive theatre for early years children through it’s project, LicketyLeap. Licketyspit delivers popular CPD to nursery and primary teachers in the use of drama, imaginative play, songs, rhymes, games and stories.
Magnetic North is an award-winning theatre company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was formed in 1999 by theatre and opera director Nicholas Bone to create and develop new work.
Working with actors, playwrights, designers, composers and other artists and through a coordinated programme of creative research & development, artist support and production, we have created a distinctive body of cross-artform performance work that is stylish, articulate and individual.
PyroCeltica is an Edinburgh based crew of Fire performers, Musicians and Technicians. We tailor make special performances unique to every event we attend. Our versatile crew always put on an exciting show, engaging audiences with mesmerizing sounds and displays of Fiery delights. This years main show is ‘Clash of the Clans’, coming to a festival near you. Watch us Play.
Verden is Edinburgh’s premier rehearsal & recording facility boasting a range of rooms and equipment to suit all needs. Established in 2004, Verden has grown from a one room set up to an impressive 8 room multi-purpose facility. Situated in sunny Portobello just 2 mins walk from the beach Verden is an airy and relaxing place to rehearse or record.