Reviews

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Séancers

May 20th, 2019 by

Lots to look at before the show begins… Or to put it another way, this show is part installation, part performance. There is no line drawn – both elements co-exist in this space, which will become the site for a ritual exploration of ‘personal and public histories and notions of identity’. The lights are up. […]

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Samira Elagoz: Cock Cock… Who’s There?

May 15th, 2019 by

’Not your average show about rape, female bodies, feminism, and the male gaze’ in which Finnish-Egyptian filmmaker and performance artist Samira Elagoz takes us on a journey across three continents, in a ‘personal research project’ to encounter (male) strangers in Berlin, Havana, New York, Tokyo and numerous other places. The encounters are of a sexual […]

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British Paraorchestra: The Nature of Why

May 15th, 2019 by

The British Paraorchestra describes itself as ‘the world’s only large-scale ensemble for professional disabled musicians’. It works under the artistic direction of conductor Charles Hazlewood, whose mission is ‘to redefine what an orchestra can be… an extraordinary and perfectly synchronised body of instruments that draws on the tradition of centuries but is enriched and expanded […]

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Without Walls at Brighton Festival 2019

May 13th, 2019 by

Rain, wind, sunshine, hailstones – and all within the hour. Ah yes, the great outdoors in the UK in May! The Without Walls programme brings a number of outdoor arts commissions and other shows to a consortium of festivals across the UK. Brighton Festival opens the season – and being so early in the year, […]

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Bryony Kimmings: I’m a Phoenix, Bitch

May 7th, 2019 by

‘You’re in safe hands’ says Bryony Kimmings, towards the start of the show. She makes a joke of it – she does this for a living, she’s got insurance, she’s DBS police-checked – but the truth is, we are safe, and she is safe. Because despite everything – the intense autobiographical material, the recounting of […]

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