The Arches & Behaviour 2015 present
Fri 8 May 2015 | Doors: 7.30pm Show: 8.30pm (60 mins) | £12/£10 (Behaviour Festival Pass: £60/£53) (+£1.50 online-only TF) | 18+
Enter The Christeene Machine: A gender-blending booty-pounding queer perversion of punk dragged through the musical theatre gutter, commanded by Christeene: a human pissoir of foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality.
In this furious ritual, Christeene embodies the beast pure of heard, moulded by its broken surroundings, by societal feelings of inadequacy and fears of the unknown, calling the world to bring their tawdry secrets, and their darkest stained hopes to the front.
“Like some manic combination of Alice Cooper and Hedwig (of the Angry Inch).”
★★★★★ Spin Magazine
“Christeene mercilessly upends by generally looking and sounding like Beyonce on bath salts.”
★★★★★ Now Magazine, Toronto
Winner of The Arches Brick Award 2014
Created by Paul Soileau
Writing, direction, choreography: Paul Soileau, Thomas Graves, and Carlos Trevino
Song production, light design, sound production: Brett Hornsby
Theatrical score: Graham Reynolds
Produced in association with ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann
Lead vocalist: CHRISTEENE
Dancers: C Baby and T Gravel
Doors (AND THE BAR) are open from 7.30pm, with CHRISTEENE taking to the stage at 8.30pm. Get down early and meet us down the front!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”