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V/DA & MHz in association with Feral

(Scotland)

VOID

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Duration: 45 minutes
Intermission:No


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Production Credits

ChoreographerMele Broomes
Video ProjectionsDav Bernard
Co-DirectorBex Anson
ConceptAshanti Harris & Adura Onashile

 

Funded in part byTour funded by Creative Scotland. Originally created with the support of Made in Scotland, Creative Scotland, Tramway, Citymoves, Dance Base, Dance House and The Work Room.

Websitehttp://www.variousdanceartists.co.uk | www.m-hz.co.uk | www.feralartprojects.com

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Work Sample



 

VOID

Void reimagines JG Ballard’s cult novel Concrete Island through the lens of a black female protagonist - staged as a meshing of experimental dance and abstract glitch video landscapes. Drawing parallels from Stefano Harney and Fred Moten’s The Undercommons, a study of fugitivity and blackness, Void is a re-imagining of critical consciousness and a radical intervention in the discourse of race and representation. In this re-telling, Concrete Island’s protagonist Maitland – a white male architect, intent on breaking out of the real world – is re-imagined as Angela – a black female architect, desperately trying and failing to break in.

V/DA & MHz in association with Feral

Performance/ Choreography: Mele BROOMES (V/DA) V/DA was founded by Mele Broomes. A woman of colour led multi-disciplinary collective including Claricia Parinussa and Sabrina Henry. Their current works include Sonic Séance (Take Me Somewhere Festival 2019), Sonic Séance: The Gathering an exhibition and program of events and workshops (CCA 2019) and Grin (Dance International Glasgow 2019). Design/ performance direction: MHz scenography Megahertz are Bex Anson and Dav Bernard, immersive visual theatre makers working across circus, dance, live music and visual arts. They have spent over a decade devising multi-artform performances across the genres of circus, dance, music, visual arts, digital arts that can be experienced in theatres, big tops, music festivals or DIY spaces. MHz have carved out a reputation for producing work rooted in electronic culture which is technologically innovative, narratively compelling and with a high touring potential. Producers: Feral (Jill Smith and Kathryn Boyle) Feral are a Glasgow based Producing house who support artists making cross artform work and champion makers who explore new performance languages through their practice. Under their Feral banner they produce a portfolio of performance and movement practitioners which has included critically acclaimed artists such as Liz Aggiss, Colette Sadler, Al Seed, Oceanallover, Mele Broomes, MHz, Nic Green, Peter McMaster and Sita Pieraccini. They are particularly interested in work that makes bold provocations and strive to create new contexts for the presentation of multi-disciplinary work.

Biographies

Mele Broomes (V/DA) (Performer/ Choreograper)
V/DA was founded by Mele Broomes. A woman of colour led multi-disciplinary collective including Claricia Parinussa and Sabrina Henry. Their current works include Sonic Séance (Take Me Somewhere Festival 2019), Sonic Séance: The Gathering an exhibition and program of events and workshops (CCA 2019) and Grin (Dance International Glasgow 2019).

Dav Bernard and Bex Anson (MHz) (Design/Performance Directors)
MHz are Bex Anson and Dav Bernard, immersive visual theatre makers working across circus, dance, live music and visual arts. They have spent over a decade devising multi-artform performances across the genres of circus, dance, music, visual arts, digital arts that can be experienced in theatres, big tops, music festivals or DIY spaces. MHz have carved out a reputation for producing work rooted in electronic culture which is technologically innovative, narratively compelling and with a high touring potential.

Jill Smith & Kathryn Boyle (Feral) (Producers)
Feral are a Glasgow based Producing house who support artists making cross artform work and champion makers who explore new performance languages through their practice. Under their Feral banner they produce a portfolio of performance and movement practitioners which has included critically acclaimed artists such as Liz Aggiss, Colette Sadler, Al Seed, Oceanallover, Mele Broomes, MHz, Nic Green, Peter McMaster and Sita Pieraccini. They are particularly interested in work that makes bold provocations and strive to create new contexts for the presentation of multi-disciplinary work.

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