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“Await” is a short new work of object theatre. Using small, largely found objects, Deborah Hunt explores themes of suspense, ambush, despair and revenge.
This is the first performance of “Await”. The second performance will be on Friday 25 June at 1am UK time – click here for the second performance.
DATE: Thursday 24 June 2021
UK TIME: 18:30 – find your local time
DURATION: 15 minutes
LOCATION: Zoom – you will receive an email with the zoom link once you have registered.
LANGUAGE: mostly non-verbal; a few words in English
Deborah Hunt (NZ/PR) has been a mask performer and puppeteer since 1973 and defines her work as theatre of the useless.
More info about Deborah’s work: www.facebook.com/maskhunt
“Await” is a short new work of object theatre. Using small, largely found objects, I explore themes of suspense, ambush, despair and revenge.
This is the second performance of “Await”. The first performance is on Thursday 24 June at 19:30 UK time – click here for the first performance.
DATE: Friday 25 June 2021
UK TIME: 1am – find your local time
LOCATION: Zoom – you will receive an email with the zoom link once you have booked in.
LANGUAGE: mostly non-verbal. A few words in English
Prayer of a Shaman is a performance shamanistic ritual act. It establishes an image of the pandemic goddess who is a healer. The performer attempts to embody the body through a ritual into the goddess of a pandemic. The performer body facilitates transmuting the message to the goddess and in the process becoming goddess itself. The healing is done through various herbal plants. Usually my performances deal with my audience through one to one interaction since every individual has their own psychological and emotional and physical concerns. My work is inspired by reference of goddess image from cultural roots but not directly portrayed, it just hints to the reference of my cultural roots.
UK TIME: 2:30am – find your local time
Dimple B Shah is a practicing multidisciplinary artist from Bangalore. She studied at MS University, Baroda. Her art practice has developed in painting, printmaking, installation and performance art. She has practiced live performance art for 20 years and widely performed in International festivals and biennales including in Zurich, Paris, Munich, Gothenburg, Lagos, Colombo, Dhaka and many places in India.
2020 has been a most depressing and traumatic year. The Pandemic period due to Covid19 has taken a toll all over the world – almost half a year is gone in lockdown. Bangalore is one of the fastest growing danger cities and I am presently in a containment zone with 6 active cases in my lane. Bangalore has the fastest doubling rate compared to other cities, with no beds in hospital, every lane and corner affected and 3000 home-quarantined Covid patients. This year has been a year of fear and home isolation, most of the time spent in the four walls of our home. I have not gone out since March. This is
traumatic and psychologically we are confronting many things at the same time – on one side disease and the fear of corona virus, and on the other side job survival as an artist. It been very tough without much support from the government, especially in India.
This set of work was created during home isolation.
Performances During Lockdown July –March 2020
Angry Women is a 15 minute multilingual improvisational online performance on anger, with a Q&A at the end.
The performance will be prepared in a 90 min workshop led by Annie Abrahams a few days before. She imagines a “choir” full of individual voices and actions where there is room for solos, duos and silence, where group dynamics will be as important as the revelation of female anger and irritations.
Performers: Alice Lenay, Amaranta Osorio, Anja Borowicz, Christine Develotte, Colette Tron, Emmanuelle Gibello, Eugenia Cano, Karla Ptacek, Mansi Thapliyal, monica de ioanni, Sylvie Roques, Chrismaria Pfeifer and Jo Morrison.
UK TIME: 16:30 – find your local time
DURATION: 15min + Q&A
Annie Abrahams has an art practice that meanders between research and performance. In her carefully scripted art, she tends to reveal ordinary human behaviour and develops what she calls an aesthetics of trust and attention.
More info about Annie’s work: https://bram.org/angry/women
Excerpt of Angry Women Take 2 – 12min
Written and performed by GILLY ADAMS
In 2011 I spent forty days walking the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. An agnostic’s pilgrimage? A rite of passage? An ageing person’s folly? I didn’t know. Mrs Blister became my alter ego, muttering and moaning, cursing and crying, and searching for jokes, strong coffee and plasters along the Way.
MRS BLISTER CHANGES BOOTS is an attempt to understand the power and meaning of personal odyssey and reflect on whether a long walk is at all good for the soul. In translating Mrs Blister from the stage to the online space, the story telling inevitably becomes the focus.
UK TIME: 19:00 – find your local time
Gilly Adams is a founder member of the Magdalena who lives in Cardiff, Wales.
Meg Ella will be sharing a selection of original songs, performing live from her living room.
Written and shared online via her livestream performance series – Something Old Something Borrowed Something New – throughout the lockdowns, these songs stand as the milestones of her pandemic experience.
See video below in More section.
UK TIME: 21:30 – find your local time
Meg Ella is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer based in London, UK.
More info about Meg’s work: megella.net
Two old friends talk together about their bodies the night before one goes for major surgery – desires and violations that they’ve experienced, adaptations and defences they’ve constructed. A secret is revealed, pitting their long-held beliefs against private experience.
Written for Zoom during lockdown, Headcount was a way to think about how women of my generation navigated the long arc of social changes.
Written by Karla Ptáček,
performed live by Roz Borley and Karla Ptáček.
DATE: Saturday 26 June 2021
UK TIME: 12:15 – find your local time
Karla Ptáček is either very serious or entirely frivolous.
More info about Karla’s work: www.artificialstage.com
UK TIME: 15:30 – find your local time
Performers: Amaranta Osorio, Anja Borowicz, Brenda Plumey Morales, Emmanuelle Gibello, Mansi Thapliyal, Sarah Hart, Shelly Quick and Susan Lamb.
UK TIME: 19:30 – find your local time
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish translation