Us & Them #3 line up announced!

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

  Photo: Lucy Peel

Photo: Lucy Peel

Lindsey Warnes Carroll & Barnaby Thompson
Vexting

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.

  Photo: Robert Hardaker

Photo: Robert Hardaker

Heather Forknell
Object

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.

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Rebecca Hobbs
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.

  Photo: Mary O'brien

Photo: Mary O'brien

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

  Photo: Melissa-Grace Imagery

Photo: Melissa-Grace Imagery

Daniel Nicholas
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

www.danielnicholas.net
https://twitter.com/ellisonnicholas

  Photo: Manuel Vason

Photo: Manuel Vason

Nicky Daniels
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.

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