Private Party

Janice Parker Projects in association with The Arches

Private Party

Thu 24 - Sun 27 Oct 2013 | 24th-26th: 7pm (+ 3pm on 26th and 27th) | 1 hr 30 mins | £12/£7

An immersive and interactive new performance piece from the award-winning Janice Parker looking at our notions of what a party is.

par·ty : definition(s) usage

An advantageous or pleasurable situation or combination of circumstances of some duration and often of questionable character;
A group with common purposes or opinions;
A gathering for social pleasure, for a specific reason.

Private Party is an immersive, engaging performance event from the award-winning Janice Parker. Full of punchy and poignant surprises, this strange, humorous and personal work treats its audience to a world of convivial delights. Will you, or won’t you, join the party?

This is new devised work by Janice Parker in collaboration with live art performer Richard Layzell and a company of performers. Parker’s Private Dancer was selected for IETM in Glasgow and the Made in Scotland showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010, where it won a Herald Angel award. It has since gone on to tour, including a performance as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad’s Unlimited : The Revelation Starts Here event at London’s South Bank Centre.

Pre-show talk: Janice Parker in conversation with Adrian Howells
Sun 27 Oct
Free but ticketed: please reserve a space when booking your ticket

Evening performance: 18+
Matinee performance: 14+


Praise for Private Dancer:

“Once in a blue moon a piece of work appears that is so unexpected, original and brilliant that the usual mental apparatus simply isn’t adequate.”
***** The Skinny

“There is compelling artistry in every strand of this project… joy and sensuality and a degree of finesse that is impressive in its own right… it needs to be seen.”
***** The Herald


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