The Vaccum Cleaner, Mental

SICK! Festival

June 3rd, 2013 by

Focusing on physical and mental sickness, as well as social and spiritual sickness, The Basement’s SICK! is an international cross-artform festival exploring the ways our bodies and minds can act against us, the things we can do to regain control, and what lies beneath the surface for some of us – all of us – […]

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Peggy Shaw, Ruff | Photo: Michael Conti

Do I Look Like a Peggy?

June 3rd, 2013 by

‘Could this piece be performed by anyone else?’ asks someone at the post-show discussion that follows the presentation of Ruff, the latest solo performance by the legendary Peggy Shaw, co-written and directed by her Split Britches partner, Lois Weaver, and seen at Chelsea Theatre as part of their ongoing Sacred season. Peggy and Lois like the question and muse on […]

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Blackpool Winter Gardens

Red for the City, Blue for the Seaside

March 4th, 2013 by

A weekend at ‘the nation’s capital of seaside entertainment’ by Lisa Wolfe (writer) and Peter Chrisp (photographer/researcher) Friday 15 February 2013 Vic Godard and the Subway Sect’s lyrics accompany our journey North from one slightly seedy beach-front tourist destination (Brighton) to this one: “Good old fun-packed Blackpool by the sea. Flat-capped sex trap Blackpool. One […]

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Ockham’s Razor, Not Until We Are Lost

Ockham’s Razor: the map is not the territory

February 14th, 2013 by

‘At the beginning we didn’t have a map, or even a destination’ say Ockham’s Razor in the programme notes for their latest full-length show Not Until We Are Lost, which opened the London International Mime Festival 2013 at the brand spanking new Platform Theatre in King’s Cross (a cavernous building that is home to the […]

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Radiohole: Inflatable Frankenstein

Coil 13 Winter Festival

January 10th, 2013 by

In New York City the New Year ushers in a wave of imaginative, thought-provoking and adventurous theatre in the form of Coil Winter Festival. Curated by one of the leading lights of the total theatre experience Stateside, PS122, it is an ambitious, two-week long festival showcasing the work of performance artists, dance companies and boundary […]

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