The Arches presents
Thu 6 Mar - Fri 2 May 2014 | Various times and dates | Festival Pass: £48/£38
Raging political theatre, a multi-chambered club event and award-winning international work… Welcome to Behaviour 2014.
Each year, Behaviour showcases some of the most diverse and inventive theatrical performance talent for Glasgow’s audiences. With the festival now in its fifth year, Behaviour 2014 is set to be one of our biggest yet, with seventeen events across the city between the March 6th and May 2nd. As ever, we welcome a wide-ranging array of award-winning national and international artists to The Arches, as well as taking work beyond our own brick walls to performance spaces and locations throughout Glasgow.
“One of the major themes in the festival this year is the interaction of live music with other disciplines. We’re thrilled to be working with Tramway again in the presentation of In May, with music by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy, and we are excited to uncover a special late night club-inspired addition to the festival, Dark Behaviour. We’ll be working with arts collective 85A to create an extraordinary multi-chambered night of installations, happenings and music that fully embraces the spirit of The Arches.
Elsewhere in the programme, there is a notable politicised edge. A strong feminist seam includes Alan Bissett, Bryony Kimmings, Rosana and Amy Cade, Sh!t Theatre, Silvia Gallerano and Cristian Ceresoli. Each approach the subject from different perspectives and, taken cumulatively, they represent a fierce anger at the inequality inherent within our global economic systems and its specific impact on women.
Thanks to the generous support of various partners, including the Goethe Institut, we are able to present the UK premiere of Hate Radio by Milo Rau in the main arch spaces. Signifying a radical move forward in the field of documentary theatre, this devastating work takes the audience into the glass cage of a radio studio during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, where actors, some of whom were directly affected by the event itself, replay events as they took place on Radio Television Libre.
Behaviour is defined by a particular disobedient energy. Come and misbehave with us.”
Artistic Director of The Arches
Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel
Rosana and Amy Cade
Jelili Atiku, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Dennis Fraser and Jim Chuchu
Future Reflexions exhibition
International Institute of Political Murder
Frank Alva Buecheler/Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy)/Tim Clarke/Matt Fenton
In May (at Tramway)
Sam Halmarack and the Miserablites
National Theatre of Scotland:
Auteurs Scratch Night
Job Seekers Anonymous
Ban This Filth!
Cristian and Marta Ceresoli/Silvia Gallerano/Richard Jordan Productions/Produziono Fuorivia
Platform 18 Winners Enormous Yes
The Forbidden Experiment
Gary Gardiner and Murray Wason
Platform 18 Winners Enormous Yes
The Forbidden Experiment (at Traverse Theatre)
The Arches presents
Dark Behaviour (a night of clubbing and performance co-curated by 85A)
Tickets: Day Passes are available for £20/£16 or see everything with a Festival Pass for £48/£38 – book now by calling 0141 565 1000 or visit The Arches Box Office at 253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL.
Individual tickets are available for all shows – please see separate website pages to buy online.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”