Handle with Care: YES NO BLACK WHITE

Dates and Times

Tue 5 - Wed 6 Nov 2019 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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Handle with Care: a three-week festival interrogating trigger warnings, no platforming and the culture of the so-called ‘snowflake’

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Presented by Pablo Pakula

This new audio-visual live art piece interrogates the nature of offence. What offends us? How? And why? Ultimately asking, how should we respond?

Following the structure of a sonata and choreographed to five pieces by British composer Anna Meredith, YES NO BLACK WHITE will allow you to get to know your deepest personal offense-taking mechanisms. What pushes your buttons? Where are your limits?

A cognitive, moral, and sensory attack on your psyche.

You are allowed to laugh!

The piece is a continuation of Pablo Pakula’s ongoing investigation on musicality, the dramaturgy of lists, and strategies to problematise meaning-making processes. Pablo will be available at the bar to have a chat and answer any questions.

Click here to download the specially created zine to accompany the CPT performances of YES NO BLACK WHITE.


Please be aware that this performance contains images that some might find upsetting. To view these images in preparation for the performance, please click here.

Recommended age: 16+


The company don’t believe there is any health warnings in this performance.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

“If I tell you ‘handle with care’, that can be a warning, a threat, or a really deeply generous thing… Theatre and performance has to be a place where dangerous things can happen in a safe space, unless dangerous things can happen, what’s the point?” Read the Guardian’s article on Handle with Care featuring Pablo here.

About the artist

“I’m a European Mongrel, live artist, performance-maker and event curator.

I make work from the position of an outsider. My practice is process-led, socially-engaged and driven by queer politics. I believe performance can really DO something; that it can go beyond rational perception, generating shared experiences that are visceral, conceptual, and emotional…

I also teach at the University of Birmingham.”

Your website: www.pablopakula.com | Instagram: @PabloPakula | Twitter: @PabloPakula  | #YESNOBLACKWHITE

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