Us and Them, a night dedicated to local emerging artists and those interested in supporting the development of new and innovative performance work! This instalment is proudly brought to you in partnership with Handmade Festival 2015.
Sunday 3rd May, 7pm, Attenborough Arts Centre
Lindsey Warnes Carroll & Barnaby Thompson
A commentary on the disconnection from people that technology is leading us to...
Following an agreed set of rules inspired by the creator of Road Runner, Lindsey Warnes Carroll and Barnaby J Thompson will text one another live on stage with previously unseen instructions for the other to follow. At once spontaneous, mundane and radical, Vexting will change shape as the performers attempt to inspire and challenge one another with their suggestions.
Object asks what role does fashion play within the wider conditions of contemporary capitalism, where value is no longer generated principally by the production and exchange of material commodities, but instead through a process in which the individual becomes the co-producer of what they consume.
Messing it up again
Messing it up again is a durational performance exploring the outward appearance of the mother struggling to cope. When times are bad and self-esteem is at its lowest we often try to continue to project an image to the outside world that is acceptable. With the emergence of social media this ‘front’ is emphasized by statuses and photographic evidence whilst we hold on to negative representations of ourselves that can go on to feed serious self-esteem issues and continue the cycle of depression and despair.
Fern Chubb & Lily Thomas
who we are
We invite you to watch us as people not so much dancers. On stage we want to provoke identity. In Who We Are we explore how (re)embodiment and (re)enactment can make our performance believable. We are interested in the personality of the dancer performativley. The work is semi-improvised, with a set structure and material that we 'rif' off in performance
Reverb (The Love Story of Terrance the Crocodile and Julia the Mannequin)
A Surreal anti-love story.In reverse.
Mixing storytelling with comedy, daft Surrealism coupled with honest Autobiographic discourse. Reverb explores the highs and lows of a struggling performer and the strains the obsession of a dream can have on relationships and loved ones around them.
Nominated ‘Best Festival Debut’ -Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2015
Violet, Persephone, Marina and Me
To repel, to respond, to nurture, Violet, Persephone, Marina and Me continues my meditation on the notion of the feminine with particular focus on motherhood: awakening, an unbreakable bond, the fear of maternal connection, separation and abandonment.