• Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    Sleepwalk Collective

    Amusements 2013

    Amusements

    Thu 2 May 7.00pm & 8.30pm 60 places per performance. Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Like some backroom carnival ride / lo-fi sci-fi pleasure machine, Amusements is an intensely sensorial and breathlessly seductive one-woman headphone-theatre spectacular that asks what exactly we might want from our entertainment, and what it might want from us. Good day all. Tried Cialis http://hesca.net/cialis/ few days ago, since I wanted to make the macho impression. It was great, for the effect, my strength returned. This thing is great, totally loved it! The feeling when you go on while she’s cumming again and again is just amazing. I for sure recommend it. With the audience plugged wirelessly into its beating heart the performance is both a hypnotic dance towards the limits of pleasure and an unsettlingly voyeuristic tribute to our private desires, an escapist’s wet dream which grapples sleepily along the way with the dizzying highs and terrifying boredoms of the early 21st century: the soporific hum of mass communication; the television’s warm embrace. “You are an audience. You are a machine for watching. Remember everything … ”

    Sleepwalk Collective is an award-winning live-art and experimental theatre group creating fragile, nocturnal performance experiences between the UK and Spain.

    Nominated for Total Theatre Award 2012 and nominated for Arches Brick Award 2012.

    “Carries an emotional charge like a bare wire”
    ThreeWeeks.

    www.sleepwalkcollective.com

    Photo credit: Alex Brenner
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    mapdance

    Map Dance 2013

    mapdance 2013

    Thu 25 Apr 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Celebrating its seventh year, mapdance has firmly established itself as an exciting company of young, dynamic dancers recruited nationally and internationally. mapdance performs a diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers. This year the company is performing three new commissions from Charlie Morrissey, Jorge Crecis and Yael Flexer as well as re-staging a signature piece by Lucinda Childs and Nigel Charnock’s XX to honour his memory and choreographic legacy.

    This mixed bill offers a refreshing combination of dance theatre, intricate lyrical choreography, fast-paced athleticism and wry humour.

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

    blogs.chi.ac.uk/mapdance

    Photo credit: Chris Nash
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    bgroup

    B Group 2013

    Just As We Are

    Thu 18 Apr 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    bgroup returns with a brand new show by choreographer Ben Wright. Just As We Are opens at walking pace, moves through a series of solos and duets and culminates in a spectacular group finale.

    It is a tribute to an act of uncertainty, an invitation to the audience to consider the level of its participation…how will you share the moment?

    Ben Wright is an internationally-commissioned artist whose work moves between extremes – sometimes dark and mysterious, sometimes funny and flippant. Ben’s passion for creating extraordinary experiences and curious yet accessible work is the driving force behind bgroup’s growing popularity and success.

    For Just As We Are, Ben Wright is joined by an exceptional team of performers – Robert Clark, Lise Manavit, Allison Ahl,

    Michael Barnes and Andrew Garfield – lighting designer Guy Hoare, Composer Alan Stones and costume designers Theo Clinkard and Elizabeth Barker.

    “Probing, bonkers … leaves you effervescent with compassion and aching for a hug”
    The Stage.

    www.bgroup.org.uk

    Photo credit: bgroup
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN

    Big Hit 2013

    Big Hits

    Thu 14 Mar 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    “Hello, Welcome, You look very nice. We’re Big Hits and we’re on a mission. You’ll learn SELFIMPROVEMENT here with us tonight and you will COMPLETELY improve yourself. That way you can be better in the world. Are you ready? Because if you’re not you’re running out of TIME. We’re going to blast our hearts RIGHT OUT for you right here for you. Do you feel FREE? This one’s for you.”

    Big Hits rises up in the space between live art and theatre, looking for a good time and staring hard at censorship, propriety, and the violence that can erupt when noise is stifled. An Unruly Voice is at large; the music’s turned up high.

    “Big Hits is funny, sexy, frightening, essential.…a genuine ground-breaker.”
    Mark Ravenhill.

    www.getinthebackofthevan.com

    Photo credit: Ludovic des Cognets
    Big Hits is a production of Belluard Bollwerk International, made possible thanks to a contribution of the Canton of Fribourg to culture. In co-production with PACT Zollverein (Essen), Bora Bora (Denmark) and Colchester Arts Centre (UK).
    With the support of Migros Cultural Percentage, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent), Camden People’s Theatre (London), Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (UK), and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.