The Arches & Behaviour 2015 present
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015 | 7pm (60 mins) | £12/£10 (Behaviour Festival Pass: £60/£53) (+£1.50 online-only TF) | 14+ (accompanied by an adult)
A performance art work created by learning disabled artist Ian Johnston, Gary Gardiner and the late Adrian Howells, Dancer is a gentle provocation on what is is to be a ‘dance’.
Ian and Gary both love to dance in public. Neither are trained dancers. Ian and Gary are two artists asking questions about visbility, opportunity and experiences; as well as sharing a few of their moves, to songs by some of their favourite artists, including Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga and Nick Cave.
“a lovely piece of work: simple, generous-spirited, vulnerable and entirely without side”
★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“their repertoire throws off inhibitions and goes hell for leather”
★★★★ Across The Arts
“An absolute joy to watch”
The Public Reviews
Touring supported by The Unlimited Commission.
Developed with the support of The Arches and Sense Scotland.
Part of Dance International Glasgow (DIG), a new biennial dance event for Glasgow and Scotland, produced by Tramway.
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.”