Thu 3 Oct

In Conversation with Gary Clarke

£5 or £2.50 if bought with a ticket to the show (Includes complimentary drink)

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Join WASTELAND artistic director Gary Clarke in conversation with journalist Sanjoy Roy (The Guardian, Springback Magazine), to gain a detailed insight into the making of the show.

The conversation will cover initial research ideas, choreographic processes, community engagement and exploring politics through dance. Plus a rare chance to access Gary's source material including choreographic notebooks, research books, publications and storyboards. The event will conclude with a short question and answer session.

Tickets: £5 or £2.50 if bought with a ticket to the show (Includes complimentary drink on arrival). Discount will be applied at check out when both show ticket and conversation is in your basket.
Where: Founders Studio, The Place

Gary Clarke Company

As industrial Britain fell, a new sub-culture emerged.

Marking 25 years since the demolition of Grimethorpe Colliery and 30 years since the rise of UK rave culture, WASTELAND, Gary Clarke’s sequel to COAL, looks at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. As one grinds to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene, where derelict warehouses and abandoned work spaces became home for a new-found community of music and dance.

Bringing together Clarke’s exceptional dancers, community male singers, brass musicians, archive footage, powerful rave soundscore and artwork by Jimmy Cauty of The KLF, WASTELAND dives head first into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism and survival.

“Its stunning combination of movement, music and imagery makes for an unforgettable work of angry, emotional, celebratory, political dance" ★★★★★  The Herald on Sunday (Glasgow)  

“Blisteringly fierce” ★★★★  The Herald (Glasgow)  

“A poignant and thrilling portrait of the British rave scene” ★★★★  The Skinny  

Times: 6.30pm - 7pm
Duration: 30 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn Season 2019