Fri 27 - Sun 29 Jul 2012 | Performances: 8.30pm-11pm // Club: 11pm-late | £5
Our attentive waiters will be awaiting your signal… Grab a cocktail and browse our menu of 10-minute intimate performances, sample treats ranging from the wildly humorous to the seductively dark and enjoy an experience which promises to be fantastical, edgy and always surprising. Watch just one or all twelve of the performances on offer – the choice is yours, and the bar is always open! Our intimate performances have been mixed, strained and poured by the following means…
My Hands are Dancing but my Heart is Cold
Ian Smith of Mischief La-Bas presents My Hands are Dancing but my Heart is Cold. Ever put a brave face on it? Ever questioned why the show must go on? Well, you’re not the only one. It could have been so different. But it’s too late now. Spend a few minutes with an old trouper, a safe pair of hands, a secret love and a tiny theatre.
Alasdair Satchel: Tréteau Theatre
As part of the SURGE Cabaret Club, Scottish actor and director Alasdair Satchel develops work conducted during his Pitch masterclasses and presents an epic and intimate work of Tréteau Theatre, placing seven actors on a 2×1 metre stage and inviting them to tell the biggest stories they possibly can…
Angie Dight: Three Feet Left
Incorporating dance, movement and street theatre, Three Feet Left is accessible, interactive and fun. Appearing unannounced, and as if from nowhere, the piece plays on the interaction between the performers demonstrating their differences but exploring possible connections through the language of dance. Dance that is not solely about technique but about the joy of movement that can be shared and enjoyed by all.
Performed and choreograped by Jim Callaghan, Angie Dight, Paul Henry and Adura Onashile. Devised and directed by Angie Dight. Made with support from Dance House and Mischief La-Bas.
Alex Rigg: Marquis de Sade
Maitre D’ of the SURGE Cabaret Club is special guest the Marquis de Sade, still in full creative flow, working on his latest dramatisation. Beware – you may find yourself a pawn (or prawn) in his latest game of dangerous ideals…
Conflux International Residency Programme
Conflux has matched up seven emergent artists from across Europe with seven international mentors. They have been working throughout the year to develop the backbone of the SURGE Cabaret Club – seven new works of intimate theatre involving everything from sleight of hand magic tricks to blindfolded binaural adventures…
The artists are: Julie Langford (England / USA), Sanna Blennow (Denmark), Emma Brierley (Scotland), Tea Vidmar (Slovenia), Balázs Gyertyán (Hungary), Calum MacAskill (Scotland) and Rodrigo Malvar (Portugal).
The mentors are: Alberto Santos (The Basque Country), Guy Veale (Scotland), Ewan Hunter (Scotland), Ian Smith (Scotland), Hilary Westlake (England), Nullo Facchini (Denmark) and Elinor Randle (England).
Olivier De Sagazan residency
Alongside presenting his two shows Transfiguration and Hybridation, Olivier will also be holding a residency involving six Scottish-based artists to create three short works to be presented as part of the SURGE Cabaret Club. Taking place in the eerie derelict spaces of the Arches, the residency will explore themes of deformity and transformation, and the unlocking of creative processes that occurs when one is submerged in earth…
Physical Theatre Summer School (led by Elinor Randle of Tmesis Theatre)
A week long course focusing on physical theatre techniques with the participants performing the results in their role as hosts of the SURGE Cabaret Club. The project will include daily physical training to improve strength, flexibility, body awareness and creativity. Participants will work on physical devising techniques and improvisation to create movement and choreography with a strong emphasis on creating physical characters.
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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.”