Platform April 2020 (postponed)
GAYBOYS presented and performed by Craig Manson, alongside performer Conner Milliken, forms part of Outskirts performance programme. Gay men are the poster boys of the LGBTQIA+ community, and these two gay boys are no exception. The tank topped bum boys will be performing for the audience’s pleasure, exploring how gay men are placed on a money-making pedestal. From the rainbow sandwiches in the supermarket, to the shiny pride flags outside your local bank, we’ve never had it so good, gurl! Right?!
Combining choreography by Craig Manson & Conner Milliken, and design from award winning Scenographers MHz, GAYBOYS is an explosive new performance supported by Creative Scotland, in partnership with Tramway and Platform.
HIDDEN ARCHITECTURES (2016)
by Dance artist Saffy Setohy and sound artist Jan Hendrickse
Hidden Architecturesis a new interdisciplinary collaboration between choreographer Saffy Setohy and sound artist/composer Jan Hendrickse.
An immersive performance installation and sensory experience, the work features an original live score composed for dancers, prepared electric guitars, and electronics.
Hidden Architectures explores the connections and social knots that we make as humans. Driven by the interconnectivity of sound, movement & materials, it asks: What does it mean to be connected? Do our connections constrain us or liberate us? Are we ever able to act independently of one another?
Hidden Architectures is performed by pairs of people, connected mouth-to-mouth by amplified, near-invisible threads which resonate as the people fall, trace, and carve through space. A weaving of movement, sound, materials, light and environment, in conversation with and transforming each other.
Choreography: Saffy Setohy with the performers
Composer : Jan Hendrickse
Prepared Guitar: Milo Taylor
Performers: Luke Birch, Misa Brzezicki, Lucy Boyes, Aya Kobayashi, Elizabeth Rawes, Gabriela Sanchez
Producer: Sam Eccles
Lighting Design/Scenography/Costume: Dav Bernard + Bex Anson
Technical Direction: Dav Bernard
Funded by Creative Scotland through the Open Fund
Co commissioned by : Tramway, Science Gallery London
Supported by: The Work Room, Platform, SWG3, Lyth Arts Centre, Siobhan Davies Dance via the Dance Artist/Curator Mentorship Scheme, Trinity Laban, Greenwich Dance, Scottish Dance Theatre and Saltire Society
BUY THIS ! 2015
Residency + Performance The Workroom, Tramway
BUY THIS! performance using movement, object manipulation and spoken word to explore the devises and absurdities of product packaging, in particular food.
Director/choreographer Mele Broomes
Performer Eva Yufra
Costume/props/set Bex Anson
Lx Dav Bernard
photography Jack Wrigley
Supported through the Creative Futures Fellowship in association with Dancebase, The Work Room, Citymoves and Dance House.
Behave is a live performance exploring two people’s reactions to social situations, revealing some uncomfortable behaviours as they struggle to feel real in their own skin.
A reflection on how we behave, and what we consider to be normal.
“This is a witty and intimate study of the unconscious desire to reach out and communicate, no matter how clumsy or baffling the result. The strobing, noirish lighting is provided by Becky Anson of the wonderful 85A Collective adds a dreamlike, gorgeously surreal quality“
Lorna Irvine, Across The Arts
Performed by Mele Broomes & Katy Ann-Robinson
Lighting and set design Bex Anson
Arches LIVE 2013