The Arches presents
Thu 2 Feb 2012 | 7.30pm | £3.50
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.
Choreographed and performed by Stewart Kennedy
Losing someone can be hard enough, but when you lose a part of yourself… nothing ever seems the same. Constantly striving to find yourself again, what would you do and how far would your search go? Surface is one man’s journey of constant self-doubt, struggle and fear of not only the unknown, but of himself.
Performed by Tracy Patrick
This three-hander piece, created for women’s voices, is based on the idea of a triptych. From a 17th Century prison cell to a contemporary psychiatric unit to a quiet Northern Irish suburban street, this powerful and evocative portrayal asks how much has really changed for women over the centuries. Bound by rope, handcuffs and rosary beads, can these Marys really be blamed if they turn out to be a little bit twisted?
Performed by Finn den Hertog
The Atlas Company presents In-Flight, a piece about falling, fear of flying and faith in fun-sized beverages. Conceived and directed by Finn den Hertog and combining original text, on-board safety procedures, Greek mythology and a touch of Panaman Jazz, this is the first stage of an idea which they are looking to develop further, and an exploration into the company’s aesthetic style and devising process.
Against the Wall
Performed by Rachel Jury
Rachel Jury will present her definition of revolution, deciding the five favourite people to be put against the wall by means of a democratic poll conducted with the audience and a Facebook vote. She will then improvise the execution of said individuals.
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
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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.”