Fri 19 Jan

Róisín O’Brien / Kaia Goodenough / Body Politic

Resolution 2018

£16 (£12 concessions)

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Róisín O’Brien
Some People Say

Some people say he's anti-establishment, he's there for America. Some people say he’s a bully, he's racist and misogynistic. Two Trumps. Two dancers. A dance of division.

Some People Say is a response to the Trump presidency. A polarizing figure, Trump speaks to a divided nation, where contrasting perspectives seem often to further diverge away from each other. 

Trump and his actions appear farcical and surreal; they are also dangerously inflammatory, with grave consequences. Some People Say will reach outwards in an attempt to speak of our contemporary political climate.

Róisín O’Brien is a dance artist and writer based in Edinburgh. Some People Say is performed by Katie Armstrong and Christina Liddell.

Music and Sound Design: silo portem

‘O’Brien’s choreography is at times brave and unforgiving, challenging the three performers to stretch to the limits of human interaction with each other and the space. With great energy as both a company and as individual dancers, the show has the energy of a young dance company with a lot of potential, a definite one to watch in the next few years.

A Younger Theatre, praise for Entrails (2016)

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Kaia Goodenough
Reclaim the word Slut

To Do:

1. Embrace the innocence of youth
2. Eliminate our sexy inhibitions
3. Laugh at frank, light hearted poetry
4. Release the shackles of our language
5. Reclaim the word slut!

‘Sluts’ original definition was ‘rags dunked in lard and lit to become candles’. Millennials, Generation X, Generation Z, Baby Boomers; women everywhere rejoice together in the reclamation of the word Slut. Join us to explore a heightened version of our everyday lives culminating in a ‘slut rave’. Let’s light up the connotation and redefine the implication whilst ultimately embracing the good, bad and ugly.

Kaia Goodenough trained at London Studio Centre, graduating from INTOTO 2016. She premiered her first full work, Abstract Romanticism, in Resolution 2017 which was then performed at Battersea Arts Centre and The Point Eastleigh. 

“(The dancers) show strength and fortitude, and, utilising their skilled control, make a trip to the gym seem like sweet slumber.”

- Fergus McIntosh, Resolution 2017, Abstract Romanticism

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Body Politic
Father Figurine

A fractured relationship highlighting the hidden vulnerability of a father and son. Father Figurine explores the male ego through an intimate blend of spoken word and hip-hop dance.

Choreography: Stephen Brown & Derek Mok
Artistic Director: Emma-Jane Morbey
Dancers: Isaac Ouro & Tobi Oduntan
Written by: Isaac Ouro
Lighting Design: Damian Robertson

50% of mental health problems in young people start by the age of 14, and 75% by 18. 

70% of young people who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. 

Our work isn’t just about raising awareness. It’s a fight to breed action through prevention and treatment, and affect real change. 

Body Politic is an Oxford-based company that provides classes and workshops for physical and mental health. 

Father Figurine was first performed in March 2017 as part of Body Politic's Triple Bill 'Reflections' at Pegasus Theatre, Oxford during the Dancin’ Oxford Festival 2017.

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Times: 8pm
Duration: 0 mins
Venue: at The Place