Culture 2014 and The Arches present
Thu 24 - Sun 27 Jul 2014 | 7pm, Thurs 24th - Fri 25th July | 2pm & 7pm, Sat 26th July | 5pm, Sun 27th July | 14+ | £7/£5
A Moment’s Peace and The Women’s Creative Company in Co-Production with The Arches present ENDURANCE.
“We’ve been searching,
Searching for stories about her
Whoever she might be…”
Endurance is a striking new theatre production that invites audiences to embark on a journey of discovery, one that imagines and recreates the historical and personal stories of Commonwealth sportswomen from across the world.
Created and performed by over twenty women living in Glasgow, Endurance considers the changing role of women in competitive sport, examining what it takes to be the best and why ‘what’ you represent matters.
This piece, presented for the first time during Festival 2014, has been developed under the Artistic Direction of Catrin Evans, following her recent success Dear Scotland for the National Theatre of Scotland show, and Grid Iron’s promenade sell-out Edinburgh International Festival 2013 epic Leaving Planet Earth. The show has been developed with Jennifer Edgar and the creative team includes Janice Parker (Movement), Claire Halleran (Design), Scott Tynholm (Sound) and Lucy Gaizely (Creative Producer).
Endurance is an official Festival 2014 event.
A Moment’s Peace is a Glasgow-based theatre company dedicated to making innovative new theatre and working with diverse community groups to create high quality artistic work. We create productions, interactive arts events and participatory projects that explore the links between the personal and the political.
All performances of Endurance will be BSL-interpreted.
“The quality of the writing, acting and direction is often superb, and perfectly pitched… a beautiful, eloquent and technically stunning show, that offers a unique and spectacular future perspective on the most challenging crisis of our time.”
**** The Scotsman on Leaving Planet Earth
“…director Catrin Evans creates a dramatic and emotional focus which is sustained from start to finish.” ****
Thom Dibdin.co.uk for Some Other Mother
‘A blazingly vivid encounter — with carpets, cushions and tea’
**** The Scotsman for The Chronicles of Irania
“lays bare the truth with chilling effect.”
**** The Herald for My Fabulous Tartan Frock
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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.”