Dates and Times
22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014 at 7.30pm
As part of our [email protected] anniversary strand, Camden People’s Theatre presents Passing the Baton – by which ten great artists from CPT’s past select ten new-to-CPT artists for a unique seed-commission opportunity. The projects developed are being showcased throughout the year.
This third instalment features a double-bill of new work from James Oakley (selected and introduced by ex-CPT artistic director Chris Goode) and Susan Kempster and Adam Foster (selected and introduced by the artistic director of Analogue, Liam Jarvis).
We Are Legion. Aren't We? by James Oakley
Join James on his journey to find himself as a political activist through the online group Anonymous. Within this show, James exploits his own failings at being and becoming an activist through detailing his relationship with his policeman father. Why has he never been to a protest? Does he care enough? What changes when he goes? And should he really buy into all this Anonymous stuff?
An attempt to pick away social taboos of techno-culture, protesting and political movements.
Knowledge Is Free.
We are Anonymous.
We Are Legion.
We Do Not Forgive.
We Do Not Forget.
Expect Us…..and Me (James).
Lucy by Adam Foster and Susan Kempster
Lucy is the result of a collaboration between award-winning Spanish-Australian choreographer Susan Kempster and playwright Adam Foster. It interweaves text, movement, image and music to explore ambiguities in identity, gender, self-presentation and communication. The piece explores the possibilities of an interaction between movement and spoken text by moving fluidly between the two. What emerges is a notion of structure reminiscent of the architecture of a ballet; with an overture, a coda and several sub-ballets or themes in between.
Lucy interrogates the vacuous nature of 21st-century existence by asking what warrants significance or importance when our lives are becoming devoid of tangible motivation, political or otherwise. These concerns are expressed through the incorporation of several moments of text – where stories of unimportance are loaded with unwarranted drama, moments when nothing significant happens are given heightened suspense, or where something of fundamental importance is brushed aside.
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