The Arches and 85A present
Fri 2 May 2014 | 9pm-late | £10 (£5 with Behaviour Festival Pass)
Rounding off our fifth Behaviour Festival, we bring you a night of intoxicating performance, live music from PLANNINGTOROCK and Golden Teacher, mysterious happenings, visual delights, and a ferocious club energy.
Working with Glasgow-based arts collective 85A, The Arches presents an unmissable late-night experience, with a showcase of cutting-edge performance art, headline music acts, and an anything-goes attitude. Dark Behaviour sees The Arches cast through an unforgiving lens as 85A and a cohort of allies wildly embrace each nook of Glasgow’s notorious cavern, bathing shadow in shadow. It is a night in three parts, an ever-evolving journey that sees the audience donning masks and exploring the hidden delights throughout our spaces.
85A have assembled some of the most dynamic and exciting performance talent from Glasgow and beyond, including James Stephen Wright, Cath Wippy, Calum Macaskill, Mel Forbes-Brooms, Michelle Hannah, and Andrew Houston. Each will bring their own edge to the evening, presenting a range of visual and performance pieces throughout.
The audience will also experience a musical buzz as only The Arches can provide. Headlining the night will be boundary-pushing electronic artist PLANNINGTOROCK, whose intoxicating flair and creative spark will make for an unforgettable performance. We also welcome Glasgow-based party favourites Golden Teacher, with further musical support from the likes of FEM BITCH NATION, Mr vast, Skizzwang, and Afrodeesia.
Dark Behaviour will be a night that fully embraces the spirit of The Arches as a venue: A heady, intoxicating fusion of live art, live music, live visuals and a freewheeling spirit of debauchery and dynamism throughout. An innovative party experience that blends our pioneering artistic vision with the raucous energy of the very best Arches club nights.
Come along and misbehave with us.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO WEAR A MASK.
Please enter at 253 Argyle Street
All Behaviour shows are 18 and over. 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.”