Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Pilots - Reckless Sleepers

Lakeside Arts Centre
9/10 October 2008/8pm
Box Office: 0115 8467777

The Long and Winding Road - Michael Pinchbeck

The Long and Winding Road began on 17 May 2004 when Michael Pinchbeck embarked on a journey in a graffiti covered car from Nottingham to Liverpool. The car was packed with 300 items wrapped in brown paper and string. The journey lasts until the last the end of 2008 when he will drive the car into the River Mersey.

The Public

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Efrosini Protopapa - Rules of Engagement

The piece draws from our experiences of cinema and our understanding of films in terms of narrative, representation and role-playing. After devising top-5 lists of our favourite or most memorable scenes from films, we re-enact these to tell personal stories and to re-invent them in performance.

Lapsus Corpi: A four-week residency at Dance4
Concept / Choreography: Efrosini Protopapa in collaboration with the performers.
Performers: Pano Masti, Susanne Mayer, Hester Montgomery-Campbell, Jarkko Partanen, Giorgos Pispinis, Elena Prapidi, Susanna Recchia.

Creative responces to a work in progress by Efrosini Protopapa at Dance4 Nottingham.
Images by julian Hughes / text by MichaelPinchbeck

The Post Show Party Show

Michael Pinchbeck
The Post Show Party Show

Award-winning writer and performance maker Michael Pinchbeck takes his parents on tour to recreate the post-show party where they met in 1970 after an amateur dramatic version of The Sound of Music. His mum was a nun. His Dad was a Nazi.

Mixing text from the past and present with movement to the real-time soundtrack of The Sound of Music, Michael Pinchbeck asks what is present and what is absent, what is professional and what is amateur. The Post Show Party Show receives its UK premiere after a sell-out performance at Springdance in Utrecht, Holland.

Thursday 23 October 2008 7.30 pm
Leeds Met Studio Theatre
Leeds Metropolitan University
Civic Quarter, Leeds. LS1 3HE
Tickets: £10 / £7 / £5
Box Office: 0113 812 5998

Nottingham Contemporary

That beautiful pale face is my fate (For Lord Byron)

26th July - 7th September 2008

International artists are taking part in an amorous seance, trying to establish contact with Lord Byron, both as he was in his lifetime, and as he might be today. Artists include:Goshka Macuga, nominated for the Turner Prize, 2008, David Noonan, Alexis Marguerite Teplin, Pablo Bronstein, Marcia Farquhar, Blue Firth, Ulla Von Brandenburg and Linder.
Their work is set in the intimate surroundings of Byron's ancestral home, placed amongst his own possessions and portraits.

Marcia Farquhar

Sabastian Horsley

Byron was the adored celebrity of his day, loved by both men and women. Magnetic, scandalous, ambiguous, mysterious, rebellious, brave, beautiful, brilliant and destructive.