The Arches presents
Tue 5 Mar 2013 | 7pm - 8pm | £3.50 ticket includes a 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.
Harry Giles and Rebecca Green
A stage, performers, an audience of voyeurs, a box of toys and an open offer. What are your boundaries? SAFEWORD asks just what you’re willing to consent to happening on stage. You’re in charge of how far you take the performance, but are you ready for the responsibility?
Harry Giles is a performance-maker and poet based in Edinburgh.
Duty of Care
This isn’t a manifesto, or an attack on the coalition. This isn’t a call for better pay, or more benefits. This isn’t a request for your sympathy. This is just a story. It’s a story about people in their darkest moments, and the people who do their best to care for them. Performance artist Victoria Bianchi worked as an auxiliary nurse for 7 years. Her new work Duty of Care opens the hospital doors and shows us the real people behind the neat blue uniforms who care for us in our times of need.
DRIP is a partly autobiographical, one-woman cabaret about youth, death and best friends. Using storytelling, live music and movement, DRIP is a tongue-in-cheek meditation on childhood naivety and an over-active imagination.
Using the conventions of apocalyptic and science fiction, this piece questions our obsession with, and our deeper knowledge of, the inevitability of an End of the World, examining our relationship to climate change science as both individuals and society, and asking who holds the tools to end or alter life.
Mark is a director and performance maker based in Glasgow.
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.”