We’ve had a long-held ambition to create a platform that attracts artists who have something powerful to say and say it in a powerful way. So we are hugely excited to present undisciplined, a micro-festival celebrating contemporary performance with a choreographic edge that will take place in venues and meeting points across Brighton from Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 April.
undisciplined brings together some of the UK’s brightest talent, kicking off at the Attenborough Centre with a double bill from Candoco featuring Hetain Patel’s Let’s Talk About Dis and Yasmeen Godders Face In; both critically acclaimed pieces which address issues of individuality, appearance and intimacy. The performance provides the ultimate end-point to a day of events and encounters with artists Colin Poole, Charlie Morrissey, Amy Bell and Project O, inviting audiences to get up close and explore what the crux of ‘identity’ means to us; whether celebrated, suffered or perceived.
Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small) bring VooDoo to The Old Market on Thursday 19 April when they deliver a four-hour experience across two 2 hour performances; whether you attend both or just one, divisions between audience and performer are sure to be disrupted by a uniquely beguiling visual and physical journey. We round off undisciplined with a double bill at The Old Market featuring Eleanor Sikorski’s Comeback’s I thought of later; a funny, irreverent work featuring dance, song and a lot of honesty that celebrates the frustration we all experience when we think of ‘sassy things you wished you’d said when someone’s been a dick’, mandatory viewing for those learning not to care too much. Finally, we’re invited to join Jan Marten’s ‘Ode to the attempt (a solo for meself)’ as he collates a deeply personal choreographic collage of his mind (and computer) and the inner machinations of his lurching emotions. Join us for a three-day tour de force of performance, conversation and provocative encounters. Visit Whats On, on our website later this month for more information about the performances and to book tickets.