• Archived Events/ Spring 2011

    The Paper Birds

    Paper Birds 2011 Spring


    Thu 17 Mar 2011
    Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
    Age: 12+

    Paper, pens and envelopes offer peepholes into strangers’ worlds, where secrets, self portraits and confessions are shared though a series of armchair interrogations. Based on a six-month exchange of letters and emails with an Iranian artist, a prisoner and a celebrity; The Paper Birds offer a visual and political exploration of ‘Other’ women, deconstructing the stories and voices of women from east and west, from different sides of the television screen and different sides of the law.

    Through live music, movement, verbatim text The Paper Birds attempt to represent three absent women and question if it is possible to better understand ‘Other’ women or indeed ourselves.

    ‘Others’ has been funded by the Arts Council England and supported by The Junction; Ustinov Studio Theatre; Camden People’s Theatre; Sheffield Theatres and The ShowRoom.

    “The Paper Birds continue to be physically ingenious, fresh-faced, thoughtful and funny”


    Photo credit: Elle Moreton
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2011


    Analogue 2011 Spring

    Beach Head

    Thu 17 Feb 2011
    Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
    Age: 14+

    It’s been a month since Stephen jumped.

    Amy collects her husband’s effects, the things he had with him gathered in a single box. There was no sign – no warning. As fractured memories of their last night together rewind, replay and unravel, she is desperate to find out why.

    Joe and Matt are making a documentary. Whilst reviewing their footage they make a startling discovery that will take their film in an unexpected direction – the blurred image of a man jumping from the cliffs.

    Beachy Head is a powerful look at the ripple effects of one man’s decision to take his life. Mixing text, 3D animation and a dynamic physicality, Beachy Head is the follow up to the award-winning Mile End from “visionary young company” Analogue (Metro).

    “A quietly splendid production, magically well staged: it lingers long.”

    Commissioned and originally co-produced by New Wolsey Theatre. Co-commissioned by Farnham Maltings.


    Photo credit: Geraint Lewis (Analogue 1.jpg) and Mike Kwasinak (Analogue 2.jpg)
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2011

    EDge, The Postgraduate Dance Company of London Contemporary Dance School

    EDge 2011 Spring

    EDge 2011

    Thu 7 Apr 2011
    Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
    Age: 12+

    Each year a new generation of the most promising contemporary dancers come together as EDge to perform commissions by some of Europe’s most exciting and critically acclaimed young choreographers. Led by celebrated new Artistic Director Jeanne Yasko, EDge’s 2011 tour showcases performances by a strong and diverse ensemble of five men and seven women, all trained at the world’s most notable dance conservatoires.

    The programme features new full length pieces by leading international artists Ben Duke (UK), Jorge Crecis (Spain) and Martin Forsberg (Sweden) alongside other works including Jeremy James’ My Big Pants . Each choreographer brings their own unique approach to create contemporary dance filled with high-level energy and technical excellence that pushes the performers to their limits and leaves you on the edge of your seat.

    “fresh and exciting to watch”
    Dance Expression


    Photo credit: Nuno Santos
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2011


    mapdance 2011 Spring

    mapdance 2011

    Thu 10 Mar 2011
    Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
    Age: 12+

    Celebrating its 5th year, mapdance is one of the leading postgraduate dance companies in the UK. Recruiting dancers nationally and internationally mapdance commissions new repertoire from renown and upcoming contemporary choreographers and directors. This year the company has commissioned works by Rose English, Yaara Dolev (The Tel-Aviv Dance Company), Ben Duke (Lost Dog) & Darren Ellis (RADC & Random) as well as restaging Gregory Maqoma’s powerful work Zola Station. Ranging in style and emotion, mapdance’s programme offers a diverse and refreshing mixture of dance theatre, lyrical choreography, punchy physicality and intriguing humour. It is a mixed bill that offers something for everyone.

    “Inches from its audience, the troupe radiated energy. A sharp and pithy
    showcase…rare to find and thrilling to watch”

    Lisa Wolfe, Total Theatre 2009


    Photo credit: Chris Nash