What happens when we put two budding artist collectives together and ask them to take over a venue in a city they are not familiar with? Well we don’t know but we are excited to find out! Lincoln based, Spud Collective and Leicester based collective Tetrad will be taking over the Attenborough Arts Centre, and the Lincoln Drill Hall to fill the venue with artists from either region. See here for the Leicester Takeover on Friday 20 April.
Sunday 22nd April - Lincoln Drill Hall
The Tetrad Collective bring the takeover to Lincoln with workshops and performances for East Midlands artists and enthusiasts to get involved with. Whether you want to take part in one of the workshops, meet and chat to other local artists or just come along and enjoy some brand new performances, there’s plenty to do.
Reserve your day ticket in advance then Pay What You Think on the day.
Katherine Hall: hmm, yeah, I think I've got this... 1pm-3:20pm
A movement workshop exploring ways that care manifests in a community of people.
The daily repeated actions, the telling yourself it will all be okay, the attempt to be a hero, the falling into just wanting to control everything, the confusing place of not knowing what could help, the constant giving out even though you feel like you've got nothing left, the surprising feeling of someone caring without you asking, the rolling them out of bed and getting them dressed, noticing your self caring a lot about something maybe a bit too much as if you're becoming a stranger to yourself, the absolute pleasure of attentively listening...
Katherine is amidst creation of a new solo performance, 'You sit there', informed by research into ways that people perform care. In this workshop, Katherine will guide the group through simple movement exercises to explore how we relate to care. Holding a space to explore questions like 'what can performing care look like?' and 'how do we give, take, disperse attention?'. No dance experience necessary but a will to move is welcome! Suitable for anyone with a personal or professional interest in care.
An Introduction to Impro-Collaborative Choreography: A Workshop with Near Miss Company, 4pm-7pm
This workshop offers an insight into the choreographic practices of interdisciplinary contemporary performance group Near Miss Company.
Impro-Collaborative Choreography is a term coined by the group to describe the collaboration between movement and music, to inspire and conduct across disciplines - through the medium of improvisation.
We will introduce and explore concepts of instant composition as well as the development of unique systems/tools for generating material and fresh perspectives for performance as well as within a creative process.
‣ Open to dancers, musicians and performers
‣ All ages and skill levels
‣ No previous improvisation skills necessary
‣ Fun and games - guaranteed!
Ten29 Theatre Collective: A Place By The Sea, 8-8:30pm
A Place By The Sea is a tale of survival, travel and the displacement of families in the face of war. In an engaging combination of visual and physical imagery, A Place by the Sea, reminds its audience of all the elements at play in these stories, as the performers step between being endangered travellers and foreboding travel agents with reassuring tones. Tables are turned, tales are told, games are played and families are torn apart. This vivid story reveals the pain and determination bred in the destruction of war and the struggles for compassion left in its messy wake.
Naomh Cullen: I farted in Shavasana, 8:45pm-9:15pm
Naomh Cullen is attempting to cure her mental and physical health. Without medicine, or any real change to diet or lifestyle.
Join her (a very unqualified yoga teacher) for an easy breezy yoga class,where she will to make you feel better about any embarrassing moments you might have.
This show has an element of audience participation but don't worry she's not going to force you.
Lewys Holt: Footnotes, 9.30pm-10pm
Footnotes is a solo dance theatre performance. The show fluctuates in form throughout. It begins as a lecture whose topic, subject and purpose are almost completely obscured by jargon and pseudo-intellectual nonsense. The footnotes attached to several words in the lecture begin as semi useful if somewhat unnecessary asides and extra info but quickly devolve into more expressive outbursts, actions, impulses, dances and overshares. This starts to develop a split in the man delivering the lecture as he veers from formality to informality and is interrupted constantly by his own thoughts and desires.