Derelict MAYHEM is a platform of new live performance, which features both emerging and established artists showcasing new performance material in this welcoming and open environment.
The evenings invite audiences to engage and give feedback, in order to aid the artists forthcoming development process.
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6pm - 8pm: Work-in-progress performances (free event)
8.15pm: Special guest from Lancashire Fringe Festival; Joanna Nastari: Fuck you Pay Me
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KIERAN SPIERS: THE FOUNDATION
The Foundation. Our Foundation. Your Foundation.
In 1991 the Berlin Wall was demolished. On January 25, 2017 Trump gave the order to construct a wall along the Mexican border. A fragmented response to a divided world of walls. Of physical barriers, Of non-physical barricades. The Foundation is a work-in-progress, interactive performance which explores why we build walls. Some would say it is a how-to-build-your-own-wall guide.
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MARTHA PAILING: SHEEP NIT
Can a sheep laugh? What happens when it’s tickled? Is it still a tickle if they can’t fully feel it? Basically, can you tickle a sheep and how much are they really enjoying it?
Every morning Tim gets up and tickles himself relentlessly and unsuccessfully. He can’t make himself laugh so he’s started doing it to sheep on the daily. Sheep Nit is a scratch performance exploring the sensations and reactions of ‘a light touch’. Expect involuntary movement, consent and control, a hunger for human touch and the signs of feeling happy.
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MAIJA OZOLINA: ROOTS
We all have roots, we think of them or not. People move around our little “global village “, have done it for the length of the human history, and for those who move away from their place of birth, family and familiar environment, those questions: who am I and where do I come from, what are my roots to keep me grounded in this turbulent world? arise a lot. There is not a standard answer to those, it can be sad, bad, hilarious and philosophical, anything. At the same time. What am I doing here? Well, shall we talk about this? It might create even more questions rather than answers. And hopefully some food for thought.
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ADAM JOHN ROBERTS
A gender-fluid LGBTQIA+ solo dance work taken from my experience of being a gay man with autism in recent years. One feels that homosexuals who also identify as ‘autistic’ feel socially unaccepted within the LGBT community not because of their sexual orientation, but their invisible disability.
This work is being supported from Ludus Dance through the ‘Occupied’ Associate Artist Scheme.
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Where to find us?
Media Factory, Kirkham Street, Preston. PR1 2XY