Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 August, 2015

Kings Place St Pancras Room, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.

 

HE/HIMSELFIE

 

The piece attempts to raise the underrepresented issues surrounding male body image, such as Manorexia, Adonis Complex,and Body Complex whilst referencing the modern day phenomenon that is “Selfie” culture and works by key figures including Foucault and Freud. The performers create different worlds on stage, as they inhabit different characters and concepts, delineated clearly, and sometimes unclearly, using audio, movement and video.

 

Josh Spear has recently completed a Master’s degree in Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he studied with Edward Jessen and received the Director’s Prize for Excellence in Music Composition. He is a grateful Trinity College London Scholar and a graduate of the University of Manchester. In 2014, his first large-scale theatre piece, That Woman, incorporating live film and audio was premiered at the Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival. He is currently working more closely with Bastard Assignments, an experimental collective working in cross-disciplinary arts. At present he is writing a Musical for Toys and an electroacoustic EP to commemorate WW1.

 

Richard Dodwell is a performer of theatre, live art, opera and film. He has performed and collaborated alongside a variety of artists, academics and makers of performance including David Hoyle, Paul Kindersley, Philip Venables, Katherine Angel, Josh Spear and Nick Blackburn. As of 2015 he is a founding member of Chris Goode’s new experimental performance ensemble Ponyboy Curtis.

 

HUM

 

Building on their 2014 collaboration Manspangled, Edward Henderson and Lavinia Murray have developed Hum. Four performers gradually work their way through a list of actions eventually reciting a narrative exploring hearing loss. The gestures are intimate to the performers and suggest an interiority that the audience is locked out of.

 

In his work with Lavinia, Edward investigates the junction between words and music. Texts sit unresponsively alongside music, sometimes in competition.

 

Edward Henderson makes work with instructional scores, found objects, repetition and duration. He studied Music at the University of Cambridge and Composition at Trinity Laban where he won the 2014 Directors’ Prize for Composition. He is a Director of the composers’ collective Bastard Assignments and contributes work to their shows in south London including the S/M/L and At Your Place series. Edward’s work has been performed at Nonclassical’s clubnight, Tête à Tête Opera Festival and 840.

 

www.edward-henderson.com

www.bastardassignments.com

 

LAUGH TILL IT HURTS FOR ONLY £2

Seven alligators in a row staring down a half naked, worried businessman on his way to work on Tottenham court road. Eight young schoolgirls peeking out behind a triple-decker ice-cream van on Peckham Rye. Nine oboe’s. Ten minutes. Too much drink. None of the above.

timothycape.wordpress.com

 

HE/HIMSELFIE

Music: Josh Spear

Words: Richard Dodwell and Josh Spear

contains nudity

 

Performers:
Lewis Bretherton – countertenor

Richard Dodwell

Josh Spear

 

Hum
Music: Edward Henderson

Words: Lavinia Murray

Performers: Timothy Cape, Edward Henderson, Louis D’Heurdieres, Caitlin Rowley

LAUGH TILL IT HURTS FOR ONLY £2

Music: Timothy Cape

Performers: TBA

HE/HIMSELFIE

Music: Josh Spear

Words: Richard Dodwell and Josh Spear

contains nudity

 

Performers:
Lewis Bretherton – countertenor

Richard Dodwell

Josh Spear

 

Hum
Music: Edward Henderson

Words: Lavinia Murray

Performers: Timothy Cape, Edward Henderson, Louis D’Heurdieres, Caitlin Rowley

LAUGH TILL IT HURTS FOR ONLY £2

Music: Timothy Cape

Performers: TBA