Muvizu presents: GYFF and FellSwoop Theatre present
Sat 11 Feb 2012 | 7pm | £7/£5
Following their sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, winners of the NSDF Emerging Artists Competition FellSwoop Theatre bring you their original stage adaptation of Belleville Rendez-vous, Sylvian Chomet’s delightful animated comedy from 2003.
It tells the tale of Madame Souza’s fight to rescue her only grandson, Champion, from the mysterious crooks who kidnapped him during a bike race. Joining forces with ageing jazz trio Les Triplettes de Belleville and followed faithfully by Bruno the dog, they hatch an ambitious plan to rescue him from his seeming state of peril.
Spanning countryside to metropolis, and complete with their own live jazz quartet, FellSwoop Theatre captures the intricate detail of the setting and the grotesque physicality of these unique characters who have enthralled audiences around the world.
“France, with all its elegance, is brought right to your lap!” Total Theatre
“Inventively staged, cunningly choreographed and brilliantly scored, this production dazzles with its wit and imagination” Three Weeks
BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS WORKSHOP //
FellSwoop Theatre will be presenting two Adapting Film to Stage workshops before the performance at either 11am-12noon (8+) or 3pm-4pm (14+) Click the link for details.
BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS CAFE BAR MAKEOVER //
The Glasgow Youth Film Festival team will also be the next group of artists to take part in the Arches Cafe Bar Makeover, where we invite an artist or theatre company to add their own special touches to the space, working their favourite dishes into the special menu and leaving their much loved material around for you to take a look at. The GYFF team will be transforming the restaurant into a rustic French bistro: come down to enjoy an exquisite French menu, candles in wine bottles, vintage Tour de France memorabilia, silent movies and a lot of rusty bicycles.
Performances in the restaurant as part of the takeover include The Kitten has Claws (Tues 24th Jan & Wed 8th Feb),the FellSwoop Jazz Quartet (Fri 10th Feb) and the Arches Community Choir (Thurs 23rd Feb).
OTHER GYFF EVENTS AT THE ARCHES //
Mon 23 Jan – Wed 29 Feb: the Belleville Cafe Bar Makeover
Sat 11th Feb: Film to Stage Adaptation workshop
Sun 12th Feb: Focus Left Youth Edition
Sun 12th Feb: Movie Poster Design Workshop
Sun 12th Feb: The Winning Pitch
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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.”