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6.30am and 8.30pm each day
At sunrise and sunset, for three days only, a captivating spectacle will emerge on Edinburgh’s Portobello beach. Singers and swimmers strike out towards the water’s edge looking out intently, searching the horizon. Is somebody lost at sea?
Stories of endeavour are interwoven with haunting music, lifeguard drills, calls for help and struggles for breath. Featuring a score from award-winning composer Jocelyn Pook and performances from acclaimed soprano Laura Wright, Out of Water takes you on a poetic journey from the land to the water’s edge.
Out of Water is part of Escalator East to Edinburgh, Summerhall and Forest Fringe programmes, and will be performed by up to 40 local Portobello residents.Out of Water, Portobello Beach - Edinburgh - Read More
This is what happens
when you fall down slowly.
As you must.
This falling will feel a mix of fast and slow.
In the end it will be just a quick quick slow.
Best Before End is a darkly comic performance that contemplates the inevitable frailty of the human condition, set in the moment before everything changes. Objects transform as the performance evolves, with Helen Paris navigating a minefield of the unspoken with only some cryptic crossword clues, the hokey-cokey and BBC football scores to guide her.
As with all Curious shows, Best Before End starts with a question: “Can you ever say all the things that need to be said before it’s too late?” Best Before End is about failing and falling with a touch of fermenting. It’s about finding the right words when the words are hard to find.
Best Before End is written by Helen Paris and directed by Leslie Hill, with music by Graeme Miller. Commissioned by Colchester Arts Centre and Escalator Live Art with support from Norwich Arts Centre and Chelsea Theatre. Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.Best Before End, Warwick Arts Centre - Coventry - Buy Tickets - Read More
How does proximity between audiences and performers change the nature of live performance? How does it feel? How long can it last? How close is too close?
These are the questions Curious have explored in their new book “Performing Proximity” from Palgrave Macmillan. Drawing on their experience as internationally acclaimed performance artists, Leslie Hill and Helen Paris have richly documented their creative processes, performances and audience's responses in a series of case studies, told with their unique fusion of artistic and academic reflection.
Join them for the launch of this latest work considering the rise of immersive productions that foreground performer-audience relationships.Performing Proximity Book Launch, Artsadmin, Arts Bar & Café - London - Read More
We are looking forward to Best Before End at Chelsea TheatreBest Before End, London Premiere, Chelsea Theatre - London - Buy Tickets - Read More
Join us for a discussion on Performing Proximity as part of the Theatre Seminar series.
How does proximity between audience and performers change the nature of live performance? How does it feel? How long can it last? How close is too closePerforming Proximity Talk, Senate House - London - Buy Tickets - Read More