Cargo

Balbir worked as Movement Director / Choreographer on this large-scale co-production between Edinburgh Mela and Iron Oxide.

CARGO presented a risk-taking, water-soaked exploration of the universal need to migrate. This daring large-scale outdoor production weaved together extreme physicality, a stunning soundtrack, intricate imagery and strange yet familiar characters.

In a world of dangers, high seas and troubled lands, CARGO told the tale of two people and their quest for the perfect place to call home. Filled with adventurers, exiles, conquerors and slaves, CARGO explored the primal urge of humans to leave their country of origin, whether it be for a better life, to escape a past, for a new way of living, or to find… themselves.

Watch the trailer for CARGO here

Key collaborators
Director: Douglas Irvine
Movement Director/Choreographer: Balbir Singh
Lighting Designer: Johnny Goodwin
Co-commissioned by Iron Oxide (Chloe Dear) & Edinburgh Mela (Liam Sinclair)

Edinburgh Spotlight, Julie Dawson
“In terms of staging, this is absolutely professional, with an impressive live score augmented by professional musicians, dramatic light effects and the sheer scale of the visuals. It has the feel of the large – scale street performances more often associated with European companies.”
★★★★

The Herald
“This daring large-scale outdoor production weaves together extreme physicality, a stunning soundtrack, intricate imagery and strange yet familiar characters.”
★★★★

Metro
“Dazzling and gorgeously imaginative… A tidal wave of creative genius…a wondrous spectacle.”
★★★★