Balancing Acts is a physical performance about precarity. It might look like: People dressed as houses almost falling over. Endurance. Bodies trying to get comfortable. Attempts to do everything at once. Enjoyable flexibility. Less enjoyable flexibility.
Join us for an early-stage sharing of material created over a two week residency at Cademon Hall, followed by a short workshop exploring the themes of the work. For the workshop, please bring clothes you can move in.
Balancing Acts is supported by Horizon: Performance made in England, and hosted by GIFT and MAYK (Bristol).
How it works
Rachael, Hannah and Linzy will begin by sharing material developed over their two week residency at Caedmon Hall. This will be followed by a workshop. You are free to leave at the end of the sharing, or stay on for the workshop.
Rachael Clerke is a Bristol-based artist working across many mediums. They make artworks that sit somewhere on the edge of live art and community infrastructure; playful experiments about what real life might look like if we were less concerned with what real life 'should' look like.
Hannah Sullivan is an interdisciplinary artist based in Bristol, working with performance, theatre, dance, writing and collaboration. Hannah's practice is concerned with understanding and reframing creative practices, salvaging what is at risk of being lost and prioritising the emotional experience.
Linzy Na Nakorn is a dance artist, theatre maker, movement director and community facilitator. They seek to make their work a form of activism, direct or indirect, by challenging and providing new ways of looking at the body, society and inter-personal relationships. Linzy is interested in the role art has in cultivating and creating space for resistance, resilience and joy.
Image -artist's own
GIFT is ticketed on a Pay What You Decide basis, and we invite you to make a donation at a level you can afford. There is a minimum donation of £1 per event (required towards booking fee). If it is helpful to you, our suggested guide ticket price for this event is £10. GIFT is funded on a project by project basis, and does not receive any regular core funding. All of your donations go back into helping GIFT to support artists to develop and present new work, and into the future life of the festival.
Recommended age rating: All ages welcome
Duration: sharing 30 minutes, workshop 1 hour
Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road