Our new work, Near Gone, is a gripping story of survival, told with passionate dancing, pounding gypsy music and tremendous honesty. Winner of the inaugural Suitcase Prize as part of Pulse Ipswich, it’s now on tour, and audiences are telling us they love it!
“immensely powerful and life-enhancing”
You can see Near Gone this autumn at:
- 23rd October, Colchester Arts Centre, 01206 500 900
- 2nd November, Salisbury Arts Centre, 01722 321 744
- 9th November, ICIA University of Bath, 01225 386 777
- 15 November, Capstone Theatre (Liverpool), 0844 8000 410
- 4 December, Theatre Royal Winchester, 01962 840 440
Further dates for 2014 will be announced shortly.
“a wonderful and very moving evening”
We are busy working on ideas for new work, with notebooks of sketches, diagrams and text, snipped articles and fragments of materials – all for an exciting new show in 2014! The work is starting from ideas about maleness and power, gender politics, stereotypes we like and loathe… we’re showing the first rough ideas as part of Tobacco Factory’s Prototype on 17th November.
FLINT @ The Point, Eastleigh
On Wednesday 30th October, we welcomed three exciting companies for a night of fantastic work at The Point, Eastleigh. There was some lovely dance from Karla Shacklock Company, fantastic fun from Low Profile and a quirky look at volcanoes from Clerke and Joy. Like all our FLINT events, it was a rare opportunity to see so much great work at once — and a bargain to boot! The audience seemed to like it too:
— Rebecca Nice (@rebeccajsnice) October 30, 2013
It’s a one-on-one audio walk which sets off from a booth where anyone can stop by and share their own journeys with us — or read those others have left. (We’ll scan and post the cards from Cardiff on our site soon!)
We had to more than double our performance capacity on the two scheduled performance days plus run an extra day — thank you to all who shared a Journey with us in Cardiff.
World Stage Design also provided an opportunity, through their FOUR initiative, to discuss with mid-career artists from around the world some of the challenges of sustainable practice – looking at how we’re solving economic, personal and ecological issues as our work continues to grow.
In September, two companies spent time with us in Winchester on FLINT residential commissions. We’ll be featuring their work in a FLINT event once they’re complete – the pieces were chosen from an open call earlier in the year, followed by a selection event at Winchester Discovery Centre, and the winners were 70/30 Split’s Two Do: A Performance and Haranczak/Navarre’s Control Signal. We are very grateful to the University of Winchester for their support on the FLINT project.
We’ve been up in Chester with Storyville (lovely review plus an appearance on Sky News) where we enjoyed meeting hundreds of people and sharing the history of our belongings as part of an investigation into value and the ways in which objects are valued – and priced!
We’ve also been working on our new piece, Near Gone, along with the Incredible Charlotte Vincent (who has worked on dramaturgy and additional direction), the coolest sound man ever -Tim Blazdell – and the very wonderful Sheila Ghelani and we are pleased with the results. The work is not entirely finished yet, we need to push a little more but we are so nearly there and shared some of the results at Brighton Dome’s The Works on April 9th, with great feedback from the audience! Below you can see a rehearsal image taken by the award-winning Alma Haser!
Our current shows are: