We are Bronte
Thursday 16th November 7.30pm
We Are Brontë is a piece of comic visual theatre inspired by the real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshire's literary siblings, presented in Publick Transport’s playful and irreverent style. Physical theatre collides with stand-up, clowning and improvisation as two performers deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness, repression and revenge, but also themselves. Part play, part enquiry into the act of putting on a play, this promises to be no ordinary Brontë adaptation.
Created and performed by Angus Barr and Sarah Corbett.
Directed by Ed Rapley.
"a mini comedic masterpiece...ambitious, risk-taking, edgy, just downright different." ***** StageTalk Magazine
"masters of their art" **** The Scotsman
IZINDAVA THU 28th SEP 7.30pm
IZINDAVA is dynamic, bold and breath-taking to watch.
Bawren Tavaziva’s new work explores human fragility within our changing world.
Beautiful yet haunting and provocative, Izindava unearths raw emotions that are unsettling and unforgettable. Bawren’s unbridled and intricate movement synthesises ballet, contemporary and African dance styles and is performed by a cast of stunning dancers with a film-scape of street life in Harare. Izindava translates as ‘news’ in the Zimbabwean language Shona.
“The dancers are DYNAMITE”. The Guardian, Africarmen
Tavaziva’s facility for devising hot, liquid motion is indisputable… His seven strong cast is sharp, swift and superbly fit’ The Times, Africarmen
Thursday 5th October 7.30pm
Former Cando and Jasmin Vardimon Company dancer Victoria Fox Marciewkz previews her new work Still I Rise. Raw and energetic dance combined with instinctual physicality inspired by the powerful and defiant words of Maya Angelou’s poem of the same name.
Five daring female dancers begin a journey of simmering unison, restless duets and tender solos all performed with a gut-wrenching power. Pounding rhythms drive the movement and create an intense stark world where hope dies last. Falling down, gathering up…we rise.
“visceral and fearless, this is uncommonly intelligent work”
“packed with both physical invention and emotional intensity”
Supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts
Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
Two Room Apartment
Thursday 12th OCT 7.30pm
“Two Room Apartment” brings Sheinfeld & Laor to the stage for a duet that reflects on their relationship as partners in life and as creators. Both personal and political, the work examines boundaries in various contexts: physical borders such as between territories or between two rooms, but also non-physical borders, such as the one between life and performance, and the boundaries that the individual sets for himself. The work uses a simple dance language and a minimalist aesthetic, and explores the notion of life as a framework in which a precise, almost compulsive repetition of customs and behaviours takes place.
The work suggests a re-imagining of the original performance created by Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal that premiered in 1987 in Tel-Aviv. It is considered a milestone in the development of independent Israeli choreography.
Everything is open, accessible. Niv and Oren imbued the work with their intimate relationship and emotions, and the result is fascinating. Ora Brafman, “Dance Talk”
Thursday 30th November 2017 7.30pm
They’re pretty special. They give a person the opportunity to express themselves. They can be read. They can be heard. They can be spoken. They allow us to communicate. I was always told that it’s not what you say, but how you say it - is this true?
Become the contestant or host in an audience led gameshow that holds a magnifying glass up to the words we use daily.
Word is a 2016 Spring Festival co-commission recipient; with additional support from Battersea Arts Centre, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, the University of Chichester & the Arts Council England National Lottery fund.
“Crucially discomforting” - Megan Vaughan