Performances

Tue 4 Sep

Touch Wood 1

Dan Watson, Frauke Requardt, Joel O’Donoghue and The Hiccup Project

£5

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Every summer artists occupy The Place’s studios to create and develop new work as part of Choreodrome - The Place’s research and development programme for UK-based dance makers.

Touch Wood offers Choreodrome artists the chance to show a sketch of a work which is in its conception. Short works, bodily notions, speculative research, slapstick solutions, perfect miniatures, embryonic epics, false starts and unforeseen consequences are all part of Touch Wood. For many, this is the first time these fragments are being shown publicly and we welcome you to join them at this point in their process.

Tonight's Touch Wood features works in progress by Dan WatsonFrauke Requardt, Sonia Sabri and The Hiccup Project.*
*Please note this is not necessarily the running order:

  • Dan Watson
    Dan will be diving into personal archive to recreate and reform personal history, an imagining of fantasy utopias. 
     
  • Frauke Requardt & Daniel Oliver​
    Frauke Requardt & Daniel Oliver invite you to watch a series of awkwardly intimate and strange actions, rituals, dances, games. Daniel is dyspraxic and is too slow. Frauke has ADHD and is too quick. They are married and have kids. This performance is rooted in their experiences of their bodies as neurodivergent lovers, parents, and weirdo performance makers.

    This will be an ambitious piece of work that provides potential for rich audience engagement in an innovative & boundary-pushing performance event built around a subject rarely talked about in dance.
     

  • Joel O’Donoghue
    Our homes are full of bits of treasure, disguised as tat. These objects may not mean anything to anyone else, and they may not be worth a penny, but to their owners they have tremendous sentimental value. This is usually because attached to each of these items is a story.

    Treasure and Tat is a dance piece exploring memory and sentimentality. Over the past two years choreographer Joel O’Donoghue has been collecting stories of people’s most beloved possessions. These stories are the inspiration behind Treasure and Tat.

  • The Hiccup Project
    After diving into the world of romance and heartbreak in critically acclaimed multi-­award winning May-­We-­Go-­Round?, The Hiccup Project, a comedic dance-­theatre company, explore what it means to be a young woman in a brand new show - Lovely Girls.  

    Chess and Cristina open up the confusing pot of contradictions, clichés and expectations, that face women today; Have lots of sex and be sexy, but not too much. Strive for a good career, but make time for everyone else. Have curves, but don’t be fat. Be assertive, but not bossy… Blimey!

    Lovely Girls meanders through real women’s stories using a potent blend of dance, theatre and comedy. It is an insight, a celebration and an ode to being a woman in the 21st century. A show made by women for women and men, and everyone, regardless of gender. 

Times: 7pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn 2018

Touch Wood 2018

Every summer artists occupy The Place’s studios to create and develop new work as part of Choreodrome - The Place’s research and development programme for UK-based dance makers.