The Arches and National Theatre of Scotland in association with Tramway present
Fri 10 - Sat 11 May 2013 | 7pm (1 hour) | £12/£10 or see Festival/Day Pass info below
See E V E R Y T H I N G with a BEHAVIOUR Festival Pass (£45/£35) or make an evening of it with a BEHAVIOUR Day Pass (£24/£16 – see day schedule below).
These are not available to book online – please call 0141 565 1000 or call in at Box Office.
On the 29th May 1913, The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Not knowing whether to be more appalled by Stravinsky’s uncompromising experimentations in dissonance, tonality, rhythm and meter or by Vaslav Nijinsky’s ugly, horizontal, pigeon-toed choreography, the Parisian audience reacted as their instincts told them. They rioted. Stravinsky and Nijinsky, it seemed, had succeeded in achieving the holy grail of art – they had created something entirely new.
One hundred years on, Rob Drummond has worked with a dancer and a cellist to create a piece that fuses narrative theatre, dance and music. As each try out other’s particular skill on stage, a show based upon the structure of Stravinsky’s original piece emerges, questioning our attitudes towards the arts, towards talent, towards original art, towards the politics behind it all, and towards the alarming state of our society today. With Stravinsky’s original composition subtitled Scenes from Pagan Russia, Drummond’s is similarly subtitled Scenes from Secular Britain.
Rob Drummond is an award-winning playwright, performer and theatre maker. His wide ranging work includes the critically acclaimed Wrestling, for which he trained as a professional wrestler and the magical theatre show Bullet Catch, which was a huge hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, winning both a Herald Angel and a Total Theatre Award.
N.B. This show takes place at Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE.
“Remarkable, multilayered and utterly gripping.”
**** Guardian on Bullet Catch
Part of the Auteurs Project.
Fri 10th May – £22/£16
7pm-8.15pm Tranny & Roseannah’s Cafe Bar Makeover
7pm-8pm Rob Drummond
(…get the 8.24 train from Pollokshields East back to the Arches for…)
8.45pm-10.45pm Mammalian Diving Reflex: All The Sex I’ve Ever Had
Sat 11th May – £24/£18
3pm-5pm Mammalian Diving Reflex: All The Sex I’ve Ever Had
(…a bite to eat in the Arches Cafe Bar before heading to Tramway for…)
7pm-8pm Rob Drummond
(…gather in the Tramway foyer before heading to The Glad Cafe for…)
BEHAVIOUR is the Arches’ annual festival of live performance. Now in its 5th year, the 2013 programme sees 15 different shows featuring Scottish talent alongside work from London, Berlin, New York and Canada. As with previous years, the festival extends out of the Arches and across the city, with performances taking place in the iconic Arches building as well as in a range of traditional and unusual spaces across Glasgow including a working landfill site, a Govan community centre and Tramway.
The Auteurs Project, a collaboration between the Arches and the National Theatre of Scotland, has seen 5 Scottish theatre makers – Rob Drummond, Gary McNair, Kieran Hurley, Nic Green and Claire Cunningham – embark on a two year development programme, including international research residencies, writing and thinking retreats, performance training, creative exchanges with other practitioners, placements and mentorships. The resulting works-in-progress are being performed for the first time as part of BEHAVIOUR. More info.
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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.”