Dan Canham: 30 Cecil Street
Milena Ugren-Koulas: Manlike
Programme 1 / 3 - repeats at 8.45pm.
30 Cecil Street
A delicate and heartbreaking elegy for a lost and ruined theatre, 30 Cecil Street is an original piece of dance-theatre from UK-based dancer and theatre maker Dan Canham (DV8, Kneehigh, Punchdrunk). A performance of fragments of memories, of wild nights and long-disappeared communities, it evokes the life of a once-mighty building and asks what is left when a theatre closes its doors to the public?
Created & performed by: Dan Canham
Supported by: National Lottery through Grants for the Arts, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Escalator Performing Arts and Battersea Arts Centre.
Aerowaves artist profile: DAN CANHAM - 30 CECIL STREET
Image (c) John Hunter at Ruler
Manlike is inspired by the stories of women who had to become men. The 'sworn virgins' of the Western Balkans took vows of chastity, dressed and lived like men in order to avoid the harsh treatment that women usually experienced.
Milena Ugren's movement style is incredibly evocative - dramatic, terse, based on tense isolations of different parts of her body interspersed with moments of release. Coupled with Koulas' vocal percussion, she creates a quietly violent and subversive duet that raises stark questions about gender.
Choreographer / dancer: Milena Ugren Koulas
Musician / performer: George Koulas
Composer: Tasos Stylianou
Lighting Design: Aleksandar Jotovic
Costumes: Ase Lazarou
Supported by: The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus / programme Terpsihori 2013
Aerowaves artist profile: MILENA UGREN KOULAS - MANLIKE
Image (c) Suzana Phialas