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Ménage à Trois

14 September 2013

Dance Theatre, Multimedia, Text-based: Light, Contemporary Dance

A study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage à Trois is a visually stunning piece of dance theatre from Cunningham and choreographer and video artist Gail Sneddon. In a private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows: her crutches. Set within an extraordinary animated environment, the performance envelops the performers in a surreal, imaginary world. This darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait explores Cunningham’s 20-year relationship with her crutches; and asks if it is possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship.

Ménage à Trois was commissioned for Unlimited, a programme celebrating arts and culture by deaf and disabled artists as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. 

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The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

7 September 2013

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New Writing, New Technology, Multimedia, Strong Language, Text-based: Dense

In the award-winning multimedia production The Radicalisation of Bradley Manningone of the most important political stories of our time – the case of the US soldier accused of leaking thousands of military cables to Wikileaks – is brought to life. Manning is the 25-year old soldier accused of releasing 250,000 secret embassy cables and military logs from the Iraq and Afghan wars. After three years in prison, he now faces a court martial, accused of crimes that could mean life in jail. But just a few years ago, he was a teenager in west Wales. How did this happen? And who is responsible for his radicalisation? Performances are live-streamed on a dedicated website that also hosts hyperlinks to websites, videos and articles relating to Manning’s story, and a live comment stream to which audiences are encouraged to contribute. 

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Don Quijote

6 September 2013

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Devised Theatre, Multimedia, Live Music, Text-based: Medium

Made in collaboration with graphic designer / musician Keir Cooper and Anton Coimbra, director of Barcelona-based multidisciplinary company Último Comboio, Frankland’s Don Quijote is a playful study of someone who follows his dreams without forethought or fear; who stands up for what he believes in despite what society at large may say. Inviting the audience to consider what that means in their own lives, the production uses different forms to tell the story: shadow play, projection, autobiographical storytelling, video interviews, live musical performance, and dance. With an anarchic, lo-tech nature, the three core performers will be joined each night by a local guest who plays the title role.

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