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30 minutes, 4 hours or both?

15 Oct 2014 | DanceEast

DanceEast is delighted to welcome Pacitti Company and SPILL Festival of Performance with a thought-provoking selection of work at the Jerwood DanceHouse

DanceEast is presenting in partnership with Pacitti Company and SPILL Festival of Performance a world premiere of Mehmet Sander & John Bowers and an improvised performance from the reputable Gob Squad from Thursday 30 October – Saturday 1 November at the Jerwood DanceHouse.

Recognised worldwide as the UK’s premier artist-led festival of radical live work, SPILL boasts an international reputation for presenting exceptional work specialising in experimental theatre, live art and performance from around the globe.

Are you With Us? is an improvised performance where Gob Squad ask each other all the questions they are afraid to ask in private, in public. It’s part group therapy, part performance nightmare. By turns brutally funny and painfully honest, it’s a high stakes game on the verge of a breakdown. Stuck in an endless photo-shoot-cum-therapy-session, the performers change their look from flight attendants to terrorists and more, searching for a group identity where everyone has found their place. The duration of the performance is four hours but audience members are able to come and go as they please.

Animate Objects In Sonic Action is a world premiere of Sander and Bowers’ first collaboration. This thirty minute work focuses on their common explorations of time, space and movement. Taking inspiration from physics and modernist architecture, Mehmet Sander has presented recent commissioned works at Queen Mary University of London and Fierce Festival, and workshops at Tate Modern. John Bowers specialises in performance environments which combine sound, image and gesture. He has performed at festivals including Electropixel Nantes, Piksel Bergen, BEAM Uxbridge and SPILL Ipswich, and has toured with the Rambert Dance Company.


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