Rachael will be presenting OUT at Cardiff Dance Festival for one night only on Sunday 17th November, with Malik performing. More information and ticket info here.
After failing to win numerous awards and after many unsuccessful funding applications, 24 Italian Songs and Arias is a recital, an opera, a gathering for (and by) those whose best isn’t always enough.
Brian failed to get into the New York State Choir. Acclaimed Soprano Gweneth-Ann Rand (4.48 Psychosis, Royal Opera House; Aida, English National Opera) failed to win at Cardiff Singer of the World. These two magnificent failures have joined forces to create a show about trying your best, aiming to please and how we ever know if we are ‘good enough’.
Nando's new work, commissioned by The Library of Performing Rights and LADA, is an artistic response to the ever more pressing question: How can artists react ethically to social injustice?
The Pink Supper has developed into an exploration of ethics in performance, an urgent artistic quest for red-hot honesty. As the world’s politics turn to reactionary populism, Nando turns to shocking pink.
Join Nando in his world of lavish symbolism, profound spectacle, adoring icons who let you down, insistent sincerity and his unique elegant rage.
Dress code: angry pink …but only if that feels really you.
Thursday 7th November, 7.30pm
Raven Row, E1 7LS
Tickets available here.
Also, join Nando for a Long Table discussion on being in exile, leaving home, LGBTQI+ human rights and social justice on Friday 8th November, also at Raven Row. This will be an opportunity to view the performance traces from the previous evening, where you can see the commissioned ceramic plates made by Nando and Aga Robak.
Tickets for the long table are available here.
Rachael will be bringing NIGHTCLUBBING to Liverpool for Homotopia on 6th November. More information and details on how to purchase tickets can be found here.
Malik Nashad Sharpe presented parts of He's Dead with Gareth Chambers at Block Universe as part of a special programme in Lukenwalde, Germany. Here's a video captured at the festival.
BINGE, a new performance installation curated by Brian Lobel, creates the space to slow down, disconnect from the noise of everyday life, reconnect with the comfort of a duvet and a listening ear. BINGE is a collection of one-to-one and intimate drop-in performances based around your favourite box sets, and exists somewhere between radical self-care and playful self-indulgence. Warmly nostalgic, BINGE collapses the distinction between the high-brow, the low-brow, and the freshly-plucked brow.
BINGE is free, drop-in and open to all.
Saturday 19th October 12pm-6pm
Sunday 20th October 12pm-6pm
Fierce HQ @ Albert House
Visit the Fierce website for more info.
Live, direct and set to smash, rather than just break the mould, We Dig sees Emma and guests taking complete control as they dig deep into the historic Ovalhouse building. We Dig focuses on trans artists, communicating elements of their global situation, particularly targeting the needs of women and girls. A collaborative devised process with other trans artists, including Travis Alabanza (whose recent 5 star show Burgerz sold out across its London and Edinburgh run), One From the Vaults host Morgan M Page and Indonesian celebrity and performance artist Tamarra.
We Dig will be performed by a changing company of trans femmes, with a surprise guest performer each night.
Running from Saturday 5th - Saturday 19th October, 7.30pm, with BSL interpreted performances on Thursday 10th and 17th.
For more information and to book tickets visit here.
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