The Arches presents
Tue 6 Nov 2012 | 7.30pm | £3.50 (includes 125ml glass of wine or soft drink)
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.
The Air Makes Us Ill
Created with Russian-American writer and Pepperdine student George Kovalenko and performers Julia Taudevin and Sita Pieraccini, this one-woman performance piece is a response to the Pussy Riot Trial merging statements and lyrics from the band with music and original text.
The Best Man
On a pivotal day of his adult life, Charlie Mulgrew chooses to relive a period of his adolescence. Through an honest and detailed narrative, the audience is taken on a trip into the mind of a teenage boy, revealing old fears and desires as well as what’s most important to Charlie in the present day.
Lucy Hollis and Samuel Keefe
A young woman, nervous and excited, enters Room 12:43. Once inside, it looks certain that her expectations for the evening will not be met. Despite this, she decides to stay. But it soon becomes clear that there is an unexplained presence inside the room with her…
My Dad’s not Superman
A man reminisces on his childhood and the impact it’s had on the relationship with his own son in this comic and playful piece of narrative theatre, written by Michael Pannikkou and performed by Chris Alexander.
Scratch is the Arches’ way of giving companies, performers, writers, dancers and visual artists – basically, artists from any genre – 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.”