Magical drifts between fiction and reality: Ella Parry-Davies reviews Compagnie Le Bruit de la Rouille.
Ella Parry-Davies discusses a selection of physical and object theatre shows at Avignon OFF.
“Rater encore. Rater mieux”. Ella Parry-Davies explores how performances at 2017’s Avignon Festival make bold attempts to navigate contemporary politics.
Belarus Free Theatre’s co-founder Natalia Kaliada on staging King Lear.
‘Personal data will collapse without collective memory.’
Puppetry, Pixar and protest – sharing cinema in rural Turkey.
Kafka, networks, and politics of immersion.
Letter’s End, by acclaimed theatre clown Wolfe Bowart, is a delightful fusion of fantasy, memory and theatrical tricks. Hailing from Australia, Bowart combines the pensive humour of French physical theatre with the slapstick of Charlie Chaplin, with the aid of an array of marvellously inventive props and surprises. In this discussion, hosted by Dick McCaw at the Southbank Centre, Bowart discusses trade secrets, the nature of the clown, and his 99-year-old grandmother-in-law’s take on his work.
Birmingham based theatre company Stan’s Cafe (pronounced ‘caff’) on their latest production The Cardinals at the Roundhouse studio space, a chaotic and jubilant romp through key Bible stories, the Crusades, and with a final gesture towards Israel/Palestine’s current turbulence. Graeme Rose, Gerard Bell and Craig Stephens, and director James Yarker, discuss the show with host Dorothy Max Prior.
A soaring fable.
On flying, falling and her now notorious Williamsburg Bridge performance.
The broken story and the punchbag.
At play with the aerial theatre company.
On building an acrobatic language.
The first symposium at Tate Tanks.