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)
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
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