Block Universe 2017 – Our Thoughts

Monday 29th May to Sunday 4th June, Various Locations

Block Universe, London’s international performance art festival, is now in its third year running. For one week, a truly cosmopolitan line-up of contemporary, multimedia art was presented across London’s diverse institutions and venues. The programme included five newly commissioned and site-specific performances, four UK premieres, exclusive artist talks, and workshops. Continue reading “Block Universe 2017 – Our Thoughts”

Choreography for the Running Male – Egle Budvytyte

Sunday 4th June, Hackney

St Leonard’s Church, intersecting Shoreditch and Hackney, appears to be an awkward island of Georgian England in a sea of proto-gentrification. Round the back, however, is another story. Here the chic shops peter out, the grimy buildings give way to red-brick grandeur. The church garden blooms. Continue reading “Choreography for the Running Male – Egle Budvytyte”

Crash, Boom, Hisssssss. Legend of the Liquid Sword – Zadie Xa

Thursday 1st June, the Strand

On a sweltering summer’s afternoon, Somerset House hosted the premiere of Canadian visual artist Zadie Xa’s fantastical new piece. Crash, Boom, Hisssssss. Legend of the Liquid Sword is an immersive piece of visual and oral storytelling. In this fascinating production Xa delves into the problem of cultural identities facing the Asian diaspora community. Continue reading “Crash, Boom, Hisssssss. Legend of the Liquid Sword – Zadie Xa”

Shapes of States – Stina Nyberg

Monday 29th May, Notting Hill

Shapes of States is the newest work by choreographer Stina Nyberg. A series of dance movements take inspiration from theories of movement, bodily language and public health of the early 20th century and beyond. Through these, Nyberg examines our historical, political and social relationships with the human body. Continue reading “Shapes of States – Stina Nyberg”

Tejas Verdes by Collide Theatre

Saturday 1st April, Southwark

Performance Reviewed was invited by Collide Theatre to attend their production of Tejas Verdes. In collaboration with Ugly Duck, the performance took place at renovated Victorian warehouse 47/9 Tanner Street. This was a site-specific promenade, with director Emily Louizou as the audience’s guide. Continue reading “Tejas Verdes by Collide Theatre”