The Arches & Behaviour 2015
Mon 20 - Thu 23 Apr 2015 | 7.30pm (80 mins) | £14/£10 (Behaviour Festival Pass: £60/£53) | 14+ (accompanied by an adult)
If you pinned me against a wall, I’d probably admit to being a liberal.
Of course, pinning me against a wall is exactly what I’d expect from someone like you.
A show about the gulfs we can’t talk across, and about the way we choose to see only the evidence that proves we’re right.
With an election looming, and new voices appearing in mainstream UK politics, Chris Thorpe and The TEAM Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin examine the phenomenon of confirmation bias through an honourable dialogue, real and imagined, with political extremism. To find out how we believe what we believe, and how we can end up so far apart.
“Rachel Chavkin’s fast-moving, kinetic production offers us an absolutely compelling performance from a man who is fast becoming one of the most powerful performers in the UK.”
The Scotsman ★★★★
“Thorpe and director Rachel Chavkin energetically take a liberal Fringe audience to the edge of the abyss of belief and hang them over the side in a conversation for out times.”
The Independent ★★★★
“Confirmation is a show that lets nobody off the hook: not us, and definitely not Thorpe.”
Written by Chris Thorpe
Developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin
Fringe First award winner 2014
Commissioned by Northern Stage and Battersea Arts Centre
Download the Confirmation Programme here! Available until Friday 24th April.
Please enter at 253 Argyle Street.
All Behaviour shows are 18 and over unless by prior arrangement. Please call Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or email@example.com if you are under 18 and would like to attend.
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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.”