An evening of new English performance, presented with caravan
January 30-31, 8PM
Club PuSh at Performance Works on Granville Island
1218 Cartwright Street, 19+
Victoria Melody likes to join in. Her unusual ethnographic approach to art practice has found her living with pigeon fanciers and more recently learning to dance northern soul in stranger’s living rooms. This comedic and charming performance features a treasure trove of films, photos and paraphernalia alongside the moves and music of northern soul—a type of African American soul music popularized in Northern England from the mid 60s onwards. Directed by Ursula Martinez.
30 Cecil Street
In 2009 Dan Canham (Kneehigh, DV8, Punchdrunk, Fabulous Beast) made a film in a rotting, dilapidated theatre in Limerick, Ireland. Using that film as source material, this original piece of dance-theatre is an eloquent, heartbreaking elegy for a lost and ruined theatre. A performance of fragments of memories, of wild nights and long-disappeared communities it asks, what is left when a theatre closes its doors to the public?
Rest assured that this, like any good western, will include: a saloon, a scene where someone walks into a bar and everyone stops talking, cowboy hats, guns, blood, cheating at cards, and a long, drawn-out death scene. Join experimental UK artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse of Action Hero in a performance that The Guardian praised as “a sharp, witty and poignant deconstruction of the western, soaked in tomato ketchup.”
Tickets: $29 (Ticket price includes all 3 shows)
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