Connections Festival 2019 - Wednesday 1 May

Community Events , Youth Theatre
Wednesday 1 May 2019

Part of Connections Festival 2019

ACTS perform terra / earth by Nell Leyshon & choreography by Anthony Missen

Creatio Arts perform Class by Ben Bailey Smith & Lajaune Lincoln 

Age Guide: 12+

terra/earth - Connections 2019

terra / earth

by Nell Leyshon & choreography by Anthony Missen

A group of classmates is torn apart by the opportunity to perform their own dance. As they disagree and bicker, two distinct physical groups emerge and separate into opposing teams.

When a strange outsider appears – out of step with everyone else – the divide is disrupted. A contemporary narrative dance piece about individuality, community and heritage.

Nell Leyshon – Why I Wrote this Play:

‘I wanted to write a play that used the language of the body as well as the tongue. The point where text meets movement is a fascinating place to explore, and I thought it important to engage young people who might not be interested in straight performance, but something more dynamic. I also wanted to address how many judgements we make when we meet new people, both conscious and unconscious.’

Class - Connections 2019

Class

by Ben Bailey and Lajaune Lincoln

It’s school election time and while most of the school is busy enjoying their lunchbreak, a deadlock is taking place amongst the members of the school council. Bitter rivalries, secret alliances and false promises are laid bare. As a ruthless battle ensues, who will win and does anyone really care?

A play about politics, populism and the ‘ping’ of a text message.

Ben Bailey and Lajaune Lincoln – Why We Wrote this Play:

“We wanted to create something that would appeal as much to young theatre lovers, as it would to young individuals who wouldn’t normally think about going near a stage. A tale that depicts not only contemporary social divisions, but also reflects our current fraught political climate.”

Multi-Buy Deal

See this performance for half price when you book the Dance workshop which takes place before the show from 5pm - 7pm.

ACTS present terra / earth by Nell Leyshon & choreography by Anthony Missen and Creatio Arts present Class by Ben Bailey Smith & Lajaune Lincoln