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Dance, Sat 23 Mar 2019, £8

An Evening with Thick and Tight at Leaf Hall

An Evening with Thick and Tight at Leaf Hall


Sussex Dance Network and DCLive presents : Thick and Tight

Thick & Tight are Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry, an award winning British based dance theatre duo who create avant-garde shows using dance, lip-syncing, text, film, design and acting to present characters who collide on the dance floor. Founded in the rigour of ballet and contemporary dance techniques, their work is exuberantly theatrical & eccentric, aiming to plumb the depths of human experience to entertain and move our audience. Their work extends from dance/theatre to cabaret, gallery and festival audiences.

Thick & Tight’s work springs from an ongoing exploration into the idea of ‘queerness in dance’ and its relevance for non-dance/LGBTQ+ audiences. They aim to present dance in solidarity with the past and present in queer culture, through the content and style of their work. Icons, drama, high camp, humour, struggle and resistance are depicted as the lives of well known people are examined in intricately crafted pieces of theatre.

The show is a creative talk with extracts of video, costume and movement.

In this talk presented by Sussex Dance Network and Devonshire Collective,Thick & Tight will discuss their creative methods, processes and inspirations. They will also show excerpts of their latest show A Night with Thick & Tight, a triple bill looking at Queen Victoria, Marilyn Monroe and Claude Cahun, among others. A Night with Thick & Tight was presented during the London International Mime Festival 2019

“A subversive delight’ ***** The Stage

Ticket Price: £8 full price, £5 DC Members & Associates or Sussex Dance Network Members

Show Length is 60 minutes with QR Code Trail downstairsby DR Martin Hargreaves,

Martin Hargreaves is a dramaturg, writer, and performer and his research practices range between boredom and hysteria. His primary interests are in the recent history of contemporary dance, queer performance arts, and camp misunderstandings. In 2003 he was awarded a PhD for his thesis entitled Performativity, Spectrality, Hysteria and from 2003 to 2013 he was the Editor of Dance Theatre Journal. From 2005 to 2015 Martin was Programme Leader of the MA The Body in Performance at Trinity Laban. He has worked recently with Pablo Bronstein, Boris Charmatz, Nicola Conibere and Yvonne Rainer. This year he is the Guest Dramaturg at South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and was a Lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London and a Visiting Lecturer in Performative Practices at DOCH, Stockholm before taking up the post of Director of Undergraduate Programmes at London Contemporary Dance School.

The audience will be able to scan the QR codes to read Martin’s research and writings in relation to the themes in Thick and Tight’s work.

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Sat 23 Mar 2019 19:00 to 22:00

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Sat 23 Mar An Evening with Thick and Tight



Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre,
51 Seaside,
East Sussex,
BN22 7NB



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