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Past programme

Showcases an eclectic range of fresh and interesting contemporary work, largely by emerging artistslondondance.com
Theatre

22 Death Scenes

by Jumbled

An exploration of how popular culture invades our real life stories.

Dates
Tuesday 7 November 2006 - Saturday 11 November 2006

Jumbled look to harness the power of autobiographical material and direct address, and explore placing this in the context of richer visual and theatrical worlds. Through ongoing collaboration with sound-maker Nick Gill, Jumbled closely links live sound with action, to create a multi-layered experience.

We don't want to die but we know people who have. We'd fight for you, we'd lie for you, you know it's true, everything we do we do it for you. Before your very eyes, Jumbled will die not once, not twice, but 22 times. Watch us as we meet our ends simply, quietly, loudly, gloriously, haltingly, beautifully.

Listen as we tell you about the scenes we wished we had seen, and play you the music we wished we had heard. Sob as we breathe our last breath, scream as we are mercilessly butchered, gasp as we escape unscathed only to be gunned down at the last minute.


Performed and devised by
Lucy Foster, Nick Gill, Kirsty Lothian & Mike Tweddle
Lighting & sound by
Robert Wells
Theatre

Angels Don't Dance

by NEFELI productions

Dates
Tuesday 17 October 2006 - Saturday 4 November 2006

In the psychiatric unit of a large urban hospital, Dr Jones conducts a first interview with Jamie:

"Am I broken?"
"I think you are"
"You see the cracks?"
"Some"

But things are not so straightforward. Unseen to Jones, Jamie is shadowed by Angella, a second personality you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy…

A practising psychiatrist, Brockman’s play is based on true accounts. His work was included in the Samuel French Best Short Plays of 2001 & 2005.


Director
Mirra Bank
Set Designer
Jamie Warner
Lighting Designer
Giuliano Bocca
Sound Designer
Timothy Gill
Costume Designer
Natasha Ward
Cast
Lucy Aitken, Will Chitty, Juliet Oldfield, Christian Olliver & Iris Veneti

Press

"Richard Brockman's play contains moments of sheer brilliance, insight and imagination when dealing with Jamie's story. There are episodes of self-discovery that quite rightly deserve him the title of psychopoetic writer, with beautifully crafted denouement and well chosen metaphors" The Stage
Theatre

Hazmat & Me

by Demonstrate

Dates
Tuesday 3 October 2006 - Saturday 14 October 2006

Just after the end of the world, a lonely survivor clings on to better times with a bicycle-powered reading lamp and a dusty old gramophone. He's fed up, he's had enough and he's ready to die.

So it's a shame that his friend Hazmat, an eight-foot radiation suit with a penchant for mischief, is having none of it. Hazmat has a different take on the man's past and won't let him go before he's made to face the truth…


Original score performed live by
Anton Maiof
Devised by
Richard Kingdom, Matt Hill & Ged Matthews
Cast
Matt Hill & Ed Birch

Press

"A charmingly quirky (and heart-warming) platonic love story. Both actors are adept at balancing humour with pathos, and succeed in communication a huge amount with a very minimalist script" www.fringereport.com
Dance

Plasmas

Manipur is in north eastern India and its remoteness has ensured that Manipuri Dance has, until now, remained relatively untouched by Western influences and other traditional Indian forms.

Dates
Thursday 21 September 2006 - Saturday 23 September 2006

Anwesha Ahmed Company’s project to redefine Manipuri dance in the light of the contemporary world began what was to become a radical process. The title of the piece, Plasmas, is inspired by the notion of the stripping of electrons from atoms to create free-flowing Plasmas –the fourth state of matter.

Five dancers present this journey accompanied by a specially commissioned score, which combines live and improvised music. The instrumentation includes the sarangi, the kartal (played by one of the dancers) as well as the violin and congas.


Dancers
Catriona Johnson, Rachel Landers, Miia Laiho & Anwesha Ahmed
Musicians
Kirit Singh (sarangi), Olmo Cassibba (Conga) & Will Street (Violin)
Choreography & Artistic Direction
Anwesha Ahmed
Music Direction
Will Street
Costume Design
Hannah Lenim & Anwesha Ahmed

Press

"The performers are all impressively accomplished and focused, as Anwesha Ahmed's choreography tosses them through aggression, playfulness and contemplation. Anwesha Ahmed steals the show with her seemingly effortless, delicately-controlled movements - demonstrating how expressive and graceful her dance-form can be" www.fringereport.com
Theatre

The Highway Crossing (or A Tale of a Golden Fish)

by Stagespell Productions

1st UK production of an Estonian play

Dates
Tuesday 13 June 2006 - Saturday 1 July 2006

Three people. One night. Four billion dollars.

How far would you go for four billion dollars?
Would you give up the love of your life?

The Highway Crossing follows a young couple as they embark on an evening they will never forget. A witty and dark piece about human nature and the choices we are forced to make at a moment's notice.


Written by
Jaan Tätte
Directed by
Liisa Smith
Designed by
James Perkins
Music by
Jaanus Putting
Cast
Faye Hunter, Gary Mackay, Cal Saville & Archie Whyld

Press

"Catch it while you can" The Observer
Theatre

Actor

by Rogério Nuno Costar

Welcome Goodbye is Portuguese Festival of Performance & Visual Art

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Dates
Wednesday 31 May 2006 - Saturday 3 June 2006
Supported by
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

A performance reflecting on the realities of being an actor and a dancer: the ‘actor’ is the essence of a show, equipped with a body to move and act according tothe script, but he is also a person in his own right with his own emotions, experiences and thoughts.


Devised and performed by
Rogério Nuno Costa
Lighting
José Álvaro Correia
Set design
F. Ribeiro
Video
Rui Ribeiro
Movement
Marina Nabais
Theatre

Welcome Goodbye/Adeus Obrigada - Drama: Five Shipwrecks & a Twilight (Cinco Naufrágios e um Crepúsculo)

by Cão Solteiro

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Dates
Wednesday 24 May 2006 - Saturday 27 May 2006
Supported by
the Calouste Gulbenkian

Based on texts by Austro-Hungarian dramatist Odon Von Horvath, Eugene O’Neill & others, Drama by Cão Solteiro weaves together people and places - both disparate and linked - like pieces of a jigsaw: the drowned, the hanged, the Devil, spectres, unborn children, old English songs and sharks… All come together under the black veil of night, at twilight…


Director
Miguel Loureiro
Set design
Nuno Carinhas
Costumes
Mariana Sá Nogueira
Cast
Paula Sá Nogueira & Paulo Lages
Theatre

Welcome Goodbye/Adeus Obrigada - Singularity

by Beatriz Cantinho

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Dates
Wednesday 17 May 2006 - Saturday 20 May 2006
Supported by
the Calouste Gulbenkian

Built through a set of images alternating between memories of times past and present, Singularity questions the philosophical concept of a ‘body without organs’: a body longing for desire and thriving in chaos and absurdity, refusing to conform to normality.

A physical theatre piece using the language of dance and movement.


Dramaturgy
Valério Romão
Performers
Ana Gouveia & Beatriz Cantinho
Scenery & costumes
ñaki Zoilo
Props
Tiago Neves
Lighting
José Manuel Rodrigues
Theatre

Welcome Goodbye/Adeus Obrigada - Flatland

by Patrícia Portela

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Dates
Wednesday 10 May 2006 - Saturday 13 May 2006
Supported by
the Calouste Gulbenkian

The tragic story of a two-dimensional man who realises his life lacks a third dimension. He discovers that, through film and theatre, his existence in the three-dimensional world is possible so long as there are spectators to watch.
Happy with the discovery but unhappy with the dependency, Flatman organizes a strategy to try and conquer this…

A multimedia performance where moving text is projected and voiced so that it can be read, heard and watched as the story unfolds.


A collaboration with
Christoph de Boeck, Anton Skrzypiciel, Irmã Lucia & Helder Cardoso.
Theatre

Welcome Goodbye/Adeus Obrigada - Eurovision

by Teatro Praga

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Dates
Wednesday 3 May 2006 - Saturday 6 May 2006
Performative art by
Martim Pedroso & Pedro Penim, in a collaboration with André TeodÓsio, Rogério Nuno Costa & Pedro Pires.
Supported by
the Calouste Gulbenkian

Music and drama, dreams and disappointments…

Eurovision is a multi-language performance in three moments: past, present and future. Taking Europe as a starting point, the borders are opened and a new world order is signified from where there is no going back.

May the best man win…


Dance

Springheeled

 

Dates
Thursday 30 March 2006 - Saturday 1 April 2006

Hannah Bruce: Rising Passing
Coy-Motion (Rebecca Convoy): Shhhhh!
Sarah Dowling: Where Were We?
Josephine Dyer: Viva la Vida
Levantes Dance Theatre (Elena Edipidi) (Winner of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2009): I was Engaged to Diego Maradona
Amy Voris: Overlap. Music: James Buchanan. Designer: Susannah Henry.


Theatre

Art in the Balkans - Half Life

by Filip Vujosevic

Dates
Tuesday 6 December 2005 - Friday 23 December 2005
Supported by
Neighbourhood Renewal Unit & Arts Council England

Whoever's spent some time wandering around the concrete shopping centres, tube stations, underpasses and old library buildings all over the Balkans would have been struck by the number of computer centres and internet cafés to be found. In them, all day and all night, youths in designer clothes are busy playing violent interactive video games with loud music playing in the background. "What else is there to do?” asks one of the characters in Filip Vujosevic’s play Half Life.

This is the reality, or rather the virtual reality, experienced by many young people in the Balkans: they live with their parents, are unemployed and without any real prospect of getting a job. They are in Europe , with satellite TVs, Champions League, mobile phones and all the global imagery of success in the 21st century. Half Life follows Bole, Crooks and Killer Belgrade as they prepare for the Counter Strike competition.


Directed by
Steve Harper
Designer
Mamoru Iriguchi(Winner of Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2009)
Music & Sound Designer
Daniel Biro
Lighting Designer
Ben Pacey
Cast
Tarl Caple, Molly Davies, Claudia Duffy, David Newman & Grant Orviss

Press

"A bravura promenade production by Steve Harper"
Theatre

Art in the Balkans - Dead Man's Coat

by Hajdana Baletić

Dates
Wednesday 16 November 2005 - Saturday 3 December 2005

Vera lives in an apartment in post-war Belgrade. She is bullied by Nenad, who claims the missing owner, Jovan, is presumed dead and the apartment is his by right as it had been snatched from his grandfather by the ‘communists’ in the first place. Then a man returns home. He is the keeper of a terrible secret.

Apart from a dead man’s coat, everything else seems unreal, like a dream, like a nightmare. After the war, the abyss, the void.


Directed by
Antonio Ribeiro
Designer
Mamoru Iriguchi(Winner of Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2009 for Mincemeat)
Music & Sound Designer
Daniel Biro
Lighting Designer
Ben Pacey
Cast
Steven Anstee, Gigi Burgdorf, Kristina Erdely, Christopher Kinread & Alan Marni

Press

"A poignant reminder of how the effects of war ripple on long after the cessation of hostilities" The Stage
Theatre

Art in the Balkans - Pedalo

by Nenad Velickovic

Dates
Wednesday 26 October 2005 - Saturday 12 November 2005

Two couples from Sarajevo are spending their holiday on the Croatian coast. The war in Bosnia is now part of the past, but the bombing of Serbia still lingers. One morning, they hire a pedal boat and venture away from the coast line. Something breaks and the pedal boat floats towards the open sea...

The emptiness ahead transforms them, bringing out selfishness, aggression, fear of death, desire to control, betrayal and the incapability for love... the war is again present but without a uniform, its tentacles reaching out to strangle humanity.


Directed by
Maja Milatovic-Ovadia
Designer
Mamoru Iriguchi(Winner of Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2009)
Music & Sound Designer
Daniel Biro
Lighting Designer
Ben Pacey
Cast
Gaby Crewe-Read, Evie Dawnay, David Haworth & Alan Marni
Theatre

Art in the Balkans - Rehearsed Readings

 

Dates
Saturday 1 October 2005 - Tuesday 1 November 2005

Two of Us (Dvije)

by Tena Stivicic [Croatia]
Directed by Dawn Walton

Can I Seduce You? (Vas lahko zapeljem)

by Mateja Perpat [Slovenia]
Directed by Sladjana Vujovic

Dear Dad (Dragi tata)

by Milena Bogavac [Serbia]
Directed by Steve Harper

Tracks (Sine)

by Milena Bogavac [Serbia]
Directed by Nuria Benet

Tobelija

by Ljubomir Djurkovic [Montenegro]
Directed by Antonio Ribeiro