The Arches presents
Fri 25 Nov 2011 | 7.30pm | Pay what you can (or £2 ticket includes glass of wine)
NB: change of date! Now Friday 25th November.
The anarchic, anything goes evening which sees theatre companies, performers, writers and dancers from all fields take ten minutes to try an idea in front of an audience. Afterwards, the action moves to the bar, where the audience talks back.
Confirmed so far for this month’s Scratch:
Robinson Family Undercover Secret Agents
As part of an ongoing project, Ian Nulty and Mahri Reilly have been leading double lives, becoming part of an online community of right wing fundamentalists – members of the Tea Party who want to see the end of Obama’s tyranny. During this scratch performance, they will be chatting live to their new ‘friends’…
Santa Muerta Monfrooe
Originally created for Love Club: Day of the Dead, Amanda Monfrooe presents a development of this theatrical project. With many of the devices – such as the make up, soundscapes and internal monologue – borrowing from cinematic languages, Monfrooe looks at whether they are viable theatrical devices in the way she is using them. Also, do three sections inherently work better than two when creating small scale works? Come and give your thoughts.
‘Re-emerging’ actor and artist John Wilde explores an aspect of a long held theme of his, the Walled Garden, in this piece with Edmee Sierts and Michal Frackowski. Visiting the Song of Songs, Marian iconography and myth, iconic hand positions and gestures, and popular superstition around the Virgin Mary of the Enclosed Garden, Hortus Conclusus will explore the solemnity and emotional charge of ritual.
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GETTING INVOLVED //
Scratch is the Arches’ way of giving companies, performers, writers, dancers and visual artists – basically, artists from any genres – a chance to try out a new idea in front of an audience.
Each quarterly event attracts an audience of theatre makers, performance artists, creatives and industry professionals who are all on hand to give you feedback in the break, and afterwards in the bar; previous performers have gone on to develop their pieces at Arches LIVE and elsewhere.
Your piece should last 10 minutes, and some rehearsal space may be available for artists subject to availability.
For more details, get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of an ongoing project, Ian Nulty and Mahri Reilly have been leading double lives, becoming part of an online community of right wing fundamentalists – members of the Tea Party who want to see the end of Obama’s tyranny. During this scratch performance, Robert and Sarah Robinson will be chatting live to their new ‘friends’…
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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.”