Old Dears Marcia Farquar. Photo Peter Chrisp

Old Dears: A Final Fling for Sacred 2015

December 4th, 2015 by

Dear Diary: Lisa Wolfe reports on a weekend spent in the company of  a feisty bunch of Old Dears at Chelsea Theatre, the culminating event of Sacred 2015  Friday 27 November 8pm Batten down the hatches – we’re entering choppy waters. Old Dears, a weekend of radical feminist performance by an older generation of women, […]

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Project O

O Supergirls: Project O X 2

November 23rd, 2015 by

Dorothy Max Prior sees Project O twice in two weeks: their first work, O, was presented at the Marlborough Brighton, whilst latest work Voodoo premiered at Chelsea Theatre as part of the Sacred season Zebra Katz’ Ima Read blares out, and two figures on all fours – androgynous, anonymous, head-to-toe in black – work their […]

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Wintour's Leap: Helmholz

Sound of the City: Sonica Sings Out

November 20th, 2015 by

Michael Begg surrounds himself with sound at Sonica in Glasgow They are a form of theatre. They are compositions in space that effectively pull one into a sense of something other, another time, place, dimension. There is often a narrative waiting to be interpreted. Often, too, there is scenery and sound, and some form of […]

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Just Like a Woman: Sacred at Chelsea Theatre

November 18th, 2015 by

Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls. It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world. Yes indeedy. Once upon a time The Kink’s Lola was my signature tune when plying my trade as an ‘exotic dancer’. In those days (mid 1970s), I saw myself as a kind of drag artist – playing […]

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Our Bodies, Our Selves: SPILL at National Theatre Studio

November 17th, 2015 by

Snail trails, bear-baiting, and Rice Krispies. Miriam King witnesses three performance works at National Theatre Studio on the last day of SPILL Festival 2015 The durational Snail Portrait, performed over four hours, is a new immersive work combining performance, visuals, text and installation, inspired by the Persian phrase ‘khane be doosh’, meaning ‘home on your […]

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