VOID/Direction+Costume/2016-17

VOID
Collaboration between
Mele Broomes (V/DA), Dav Bernard and Bex Anson(MHz)
Produced by feral

Selected for a ‘Made In Scotland’ showcase,
WINNER Total theatre award for dance

More info http://www.void.org.uk/

 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

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Although rooted in contemporary dance practice, the piece is a truly collaborative and interdisciplinary work co-created by Forbes Broomes alongside Bernard and Anson (85A Collective).  Focused on the interplay between acrobatic physical performance and reactive projected imagery, VOID is the boiling point of the collaborators’ mutual interest in creating genre pushing work that intersects visual design, sonic art, dance and technology in innovative ways.

Dancer/choreographer Mele Broomes
Video/sound designer Dav Bernard
Performance director/costume designer Bex Anson
Produced by Feral 
Commissioned by Tramway
Supported by Creative Scotland, Dance Base and Citymoves

 Touring to Black box and Site-specific in 2018

Recent performances:
VOID InSitu- re-staged site under the M74 motorway for Dance International Glasgow (DIG) (April 2017)
Premiered Tramway (May 2016)

Reviews

“No prior knowledge of the book is necessary, however: this Tramway commission is structured, delivered and directed (by Bex Anson) with such pummeling force that its narrative of survival in a brutalising, arid environment is viscerally clear”
Mary Brennan The Herald 4*

VOID is deftly directed, its aural and visual components pushed right up against each other, almost fit to burst. The Skinny 4*

Other-worldly, historic and contemporary all at once, Exeunt magazine

 http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/14496116.Dance_review__VOID_at_Tramway__Glasgow/
https://thetempohouse.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/review-vda-void-tramway/
http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/review-void-dance-international-glasgow/
https://www.kiltr.com/brian-beadie/1783473717-void
http://www.theskinny.co.uk/theatre/shows/reviews/void-dance-international-glasgow

Interviews:
The Vile Blog
Creative Scotland
The Tempohouse