Thu 2 - Fri 3 Oct 2014 | 6 - 6.30pm | £8/£6 (Festival Pass £32/£26 | Day Pass £18/£12)
Tales of wonder, songs from distant lands, poor technical assistance, and one hell of a party.
Enter the cabaret venue deep inside the palace of the Kublai Khan, as Marco and his band, unably assisted by his illiterate biographer, Rustichello, take you on the journey of a lifetime. A journey laden with danger. A journey so epic it will be written about down through the ages. A journey across a city where the streets are paved with gold and grandeur. A journey through… Glasgow.
Directed by Eve Nicol. Dramaturged by Michael Pannikou. Performed by Ryan Paterson and Kevin Carr.
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FULL PROGRAMME FOR THURSDAY 2 & FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER
11am-late (every day) Rob Jones – AARG! & Kate Gallagher: American Aparel [Foyer]
5pm-6pm (Friday only) Arches LIVE Launch with the Arches Community Choir [Foyer]
from 6pm Alex Mackay & Alex Lunn: (Why) Does It Make Me Feel (So) Good? (every 20mins, last slot 9.20pm) [Store]
6pm-6.30pm Kevin Carr: An Audience with Marco Polo [Basement 3]
6pm-7pm Aby Watson & Alex Horowitz: There’s No Point Crying Over Spilt Milk [Studio]
from 6.15pm Thu / from 4pm Fri Ellie Dubois: Ringside (every 20 mins, last slot 7.45pm) [Arch 6]
6.50-7.05pm Thur / 8.15 – 8.30pm Fri Dylan McCaughtry: Summoning Swayze [Sub Basement]
7.15pm-8pm Jack Webb: Inside Opulence [Playroom]
7.15pm-8pm Louise Ahl & Fritz Welch: Cloud Mushrooms [Practice Room]
8.10pm-8.30pm (Friday 3) Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan: HOWL(ish) [Cafe Bar]
8.40pm-9.30pm Sita Pieraccini: Make a Hoo [Studio]
Tickets on sale Monday 8 September
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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.”