Featuring: Rhiannon Chaloner, Chloé Déchery, Bryony
Funded by Arts Council England
For this platform we traveled up and down the country and met promising local talent to bring the creme de la creme of what there is of young and exciting performance and live art to
The show Gin and Satsumas by Levantes Dance Theatre touched and awed the audience in equal measures. Their work, strongly influenced by theatre and live art, blends a variety of performance styles including video, text, audio and both pedestrian and contemporary choreographic material, all contributing to a strong, unique voice.
French Performer and lecturer Chloé Déchery gave a snippet from her series of lectures about stuff you should know. She has a number of tools to help her get her points across including a table, two flowers and a video projector. Useful Knowledge to Know is a humorous and intelligent show that draws on making oneself understood and the challenging task of imparting information.
In the Cube lounge, on several tables serving as assembly lines,
The sole video work of this night explored the mystic and beauty of Mexican Wrestling. Mr. Mexico by Bristol based performance artist Rhiannon Chaloner sensitively approaches the role of Luchadoras (women wrestlers) within Lucha Libre and their more centralized male counterparts, with whom she trained in Mexico City 2006. With focussed attention to detail and articulation of the experiential and sensorial, she attempts to disturb essentialist ideas of the binary woman/man.
In the red thread performer Bryony Henderson presented selected stories that refuse to fit into two year’s obsessive research on theatre audiences. The spectators were invited to listen and pour their imagination into these mysterious and everyday stories.
Feuerzangenbowle (a burning winter punch, 'google' it to find out more) kept the audience warm and cheerful and brought the evening to an elegant close.