New Territories: Cabaret Futura

New Moves International presents

New Territories: Cabaret Futura

Fri 11 Mar 2011 | 6pm-1am | £12/£9

“It was in New York that I really started to get ideas for Cabaret Futura. At that time there were some very exciting Performance Art spaces in Manhattan. Places like The Kitchen, PS1, The Artists’ Space and Franklin Furnace would have regular events featuring artists like Laurie Anderson, Karole Armitage, Rhys Chatham and the original stand-up/monologist Eric Bogosian. It gave me the idea to present this kind of performance work in a mutated European cabaret environment and, in 1980, Cabaret Futura was born in Soho, London.”
R. Strange

Influenced by a trip he made to New York in the ‘70s, Richard Strange has been organising the hugely successful Cabaret Futura events in London for many years. In keeping with this strand of programming for New Territories 2011, he now curates a special Cabaret Futura event for Glasgow.


6pm – 8.45pm   Richard Strange & Kelly Dearsley: I’ve A Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore.
Is modern life always doomed to disappoint and frustrate? A one-on-one experience investigating the passive nature of the so-called ‘free society’.

7pm – midnight   Samantha Sweeting: He Loved Her, And Sometimes She Loved Him Too
An interactive installation in which two strangers are led to bed, to listen to stories of love and heartbreak in the pillows.

7.30pm – 8.20pm   Graeme Miller
An interactive performance in which the audience sit and watch the audience sitting and watching…

8pm   Liliane Liju: Power Game
The audience becomes involved in an unending web of power as they take their places in an altered version of Chemin De Fer in Liju’s alternative casino.

8.15pm – 11.15pm  Haroon Mirza & Richard Strange: The Last Tape
Richard Strange ‘plays’ Ian Curtis in a performance/installation informed by Krapp’s Last Tape and the Curtis-written track Johnny 23.

8.30pm – 9.30pm  David Blandy: The David Bland Special
Screenings of a selection of Blandy’s performance works are fused with live performance as Blandy transforms into his most elaborate alter-ego, The White and Black Minstrel.

9.45pm – midnight  Richard Strange & Kelly Dearsley: I’ve A Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore.
See above.

11.30pm – 12.30am  Anne Bean, Richard Wilson & Chris Gladwin: Dark Halos Spooky Drums
An experimental sound performance featuring cracks, bangs, thumps, rattles, splinterings, fractures, shatterings, mist, tensions, gaffer-tape, refraction, darkness, clanks, whiffs, rolls, rumbles…

For tickets click the Book Tickets link above, or contact the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000.


The New Territories Festival has always subverted boundaries between different genres and experimented with hybrid media. In addition to the programme at The Arches, events also take place at CCA, Tramway, the Apple Store, Ramshorn and SWG3, at Dance Base Edinburgh and at City Moves and Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen. For the entire New Territories programme go to

Part of the International Festival of Live Art, Scotland, produced by New Moves International. New Moves International is funded by Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council and the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013


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