Performances

Tue 3 Sep

Touch Wood 1: 8pm Show

Ruby Portus / Neil Callaghan & Janina Rajakangas

£5

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Ruby Portus
Space Invaders (working title)

How does socialised gender affect our use of physical and metaphorical space?

Using the illusory magic of the theatre, Space Invaders researches how satire can shine a disco ball on outdated ideas of gender and offer the world new possibilities. How can the stage be used as a place to explore the performance of gender? What can new versions of “woman” be? With garish glitz, we will use our voices and bodies to say “We do not care! (But we really do care quite a lot)”.

Age Recommendation: 14+

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England


Janina Ragakangas and Neil Callaghan
Over your…body

Over your….body is a new dance duet that explores intimacy. The emotional fragility of single bodies and the intimacy between multiple bodies. Callaghan&Rajakangas' collaboration is driven by trying to get to the core of un-nameable states of bodily experience. They met through Requardt&Rosenberg’s large-scale performance Motorshow and have since collaborated on Of Family and Deer, a Kedja Wilderness commission that toured throughout Norway and Denmark.

Over your..body will physically articulate moments where words fail us. This piece builds upon their strong working relationship and aesthetic affinity to create their first co-authored performance.

A Moving in November Festival commission. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Place via a Choreodrome residency grant, Wainsgate Dances, Yorkshire Dance, Iportunus, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Finnish Institute in London and Zodiak Center for New Dance.

Times: 8pm
Duration: 40 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn Season 2019

Touch Wood 2019

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 danc