Culture 2014 and The Arches present
Wed 2 - Sat 5 Jul 2014 | Wed, Thurs, Sat 9 - 10.15pm (Fri 8.30 - 9.45pm) | £12/10
Seventy countries are competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Forty-four of these countries declare homosexuality as illegal… in some places punishable by death. We want you to know more about these places and the people that were born there.
Presented by Mr Livingston Knows – the newest Drag King on the block – and a cast of misfits, vogue walkers and tranny-chasing contorted malcontents, we present a kaleidoscopic journey around the globe. Drawing from 90s New York ballroom culture, queer hip-hop dance styles, poetry slams and cabaret – 44 Stories is a celebration of life lost and dreams of a brighter future for life now.
44 Stories is a dance theatre performance, written and directed by Drew Taylor, and performed by Olivia Knowles, Katie Armstrong, Tom Jackson-Greaves and Bugg Vincent.
‘poetic masterpiece… utterly flamboyant, brutally honest and totally endearing’
***** 3Weeks on Markus Makavellian’s International Order
Got an LGBT related story about a country where homosexuality is illegal? Get in touch!
***Double Bill: Save £2 per ticket when you buy tickets to both 44 Stories and Blood Lines.***
This offer applies to any arrangement of performances, i.e. both shows in one night, or on different nights.
Available in person and on the phone only. Contact Arches box office on 0141 565 1000 or pop in to 253 Argyle Street to book.
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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.”