New Collectives Fringe: XYZ.α Collective
Feb
13
12:30 PM12:30

New Collectives Fringe: XYZ.α Collective

XYZ.α explore their individual experiences in relation to the question-  What is Womanhood in the 21st Century? 

The collaborative and solo performances evolve through the duration of the hour all speaking to ideas around womanhood, absence and occupation. The voice of the performers is absent, black tape becomes the signifier to the silent reflection they are embodying in Transference

Tackling issues and statements many of us choose to ignore in our daily lives, silent because we read, acknowledge and overlook. Is social media a platform for ignorance?

XYZ.α, actively wants you, the public, to join them in investigating and to challenge your previous perceptions and those of others.

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Arts Partnership Lab - Symposium
Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

Arts Partnership Lab - Symposium

  • The Space, Nottingham Contemporary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What happens when you combine creativity, curiosity and community? A day for artists, cultural organisations and community groups in Nottingham to discover how we can work together for positive change; with a healthy dose of inspiring projects and grounded optimism to see us through the day. To book a place, email cathy.mahmood@rebalancingouterestates.com

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Drink & Draw
Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Drink & Draw

The Drink & Draw Social encourages all illustrators of any ability to come with materials and simply draw, exchange ideas and socialize with the group. Feel free to share the art you create using #DrinkAndDrawNotts plus expect interactive and group elements on the night. This event was created by UKYA selected artist Anna Manfield.

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REIGN
Feb
12
7:45 PM19:45

REIGN

East Midlands based punk drag artist REIGN present their explosive new project, Butch Please!. Continuing their brand of political live art, durational and endurance practice and autobiographical drag performance, Butch Please! follows a queer identity struggling in a warped physical education class from the locker room to the gymnasium. Brace yourself for a class like any other that is suitable for mature young audiences and adults looking back at what we as queer people experience in education. See you on the court...

JACK.’s Burning Fags is a live performance that explores the nature of childhood nostalgia, ritualistic behaviours and conservative British towns. JACK. is a performance maker, lip-sync artist and immersive theatre performer queerly eyeing up the subjects of capitalism, conservatism and cabaret.

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Henry Bradley - Glossolalia
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Henry Bradley - Glossolalia

Set on a single stage, GLOSSOLALIA parallels a method acting class in which actors are trained to access and utilise their unconscious, alongside an Accent Softening Course for Business, whereby foreign workers learn the 'Standard English' accent to help further their careers in the UK. Interspersed throughout are a series of scenes, including children learning phonics, that further question our relationships to language and pedagogy.

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Triple Bill - Red Pig Flower / M-Flute / Simone Sims Longo
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Triple Bill - Red Pig Flower / M-Flute / Simone Sims Longo

South Korea’s Red Pig Flower is a Berlin based video & sound artist as well as a techno DJ, musician and producer. Trained in four-dimensional time-based art at the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London, she has also been pursuing a serious DJ career with bookings at famous nightclubs across the globe, from London to Berlin to Tokyo and beyond. For this performance at Metronome, Red Pig will be creating a conceptual sound show, utilising her DJ skills to explore ‘techno as a ritual’.

M-Flute is an audiovisual performance that uses an electronically modified flute; with sensors that read light, motion and inclination to manage digital audio and video in real time. The dynamic audiovisual performance consists musical improvisation, remediated live through shapes, lines and points projected on a screen. Filippo Gualazzi (visuals), Alessia Damiani (electronics), Alessia Lorrai (M-Flute)

Simone Sims Longo is a composer and performer of electronic music. He is interested in creating and processing sound in the digital domain, focused on timbre exploration with different techniques: physical modelling synthesis, sound granulation, FM synthesis, signal processing and digital deconstruction of concrete sounds. Numerous are his live-sets dedicated to the dancefloor exploring techno, experimentation and the most advanced part of club music. Simone will be presenting a highly dynamic and immersive audio-visual performance.

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Maria Popova - Page 127: I am not a dancer
Feb
12
5:15 PM17:15

Maria Popova - Page 127: I am not a dancer

A body embedded in an abstracted sculptural surrounding, consumed by crisp white paper that is neither falling nor rising; time standing still. The atmosphere continuously shifting as an interplay between reality and imagination unfolds the work itself. Questions of the objective observer and the experience of time are provoked in this durational performance where the audience is free to come in and out of the work as they please.

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Dance Triple Bill - Bianca Hisse / Yu-Hsien Wu / Kim Geunyoung
Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

Dance Triple Bill - Bianca Hisse / Yu-Hsien Wu / Kim Geunyoung

Hisse's pieces are focused on shifting the audience's perspectives on the human body and investigating possibilities of non-human forms. Yu-Hsien Wu’s Dirty Paw is a contemporary dance solo that explores the purity of movements, which are interconnected between animals and human beings. Kim Geunyoung is a choreographer and dancer whose work is based on emotions and cultures of Korean traditions as a way to explore new forms of dance.

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Double Bill: Nottingham Academy & CRS / Nottingham Girls Academy & Nonsuch Theatre
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Double Bill: Nottingham Academy & CRS / Nottingham Girls Academy & Nonsuch Theatre

UKYA City Takeover presents a fantastic double bill of work created by young people from Nottingham City.

Hip Hopera

This is a short play, organised and co-written by students from Nottingham Academy, Ransom Road with the support of the Community Recording Studio. The piece will also feature artists from the studio. Set up in 1991, the Community Recording Studio teaches young people music, film and video skills, as well as giving them access to equipment and key industry contacts. 

Feminism is... 

What does it mean to be a girl in Nottingham today? What do we wish for women in the future? Year 10s from Nottingham Girls Academy's Dance and Performing Arts course have been working with Nonsuch Theatre Company and have created a dance and spoken word piece, inspired by Emma Watson's UN speech on Gender Equality.

No age restriction

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Triple Bill - Grace Tower / Asthmatic Harp / Keto
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Triple Bill - Grace Tower / Asthmatic Harp / Keto

A triple bill of powerful female artists whose haunting music and lyricism intersect the worlds of folk, alt-pop, poetry and classical themes. Solo turns from Grace Tower and Asthmatic Harp (Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones) will be followed by Keto and her full band, set in one of the city's newest and most evocative venues.

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Henry Bradley - Glossolalia
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Henry Bradley - Glossolalia

Set on a single stage, GLOSSOLALIA parallels a method acting class in which actors are trained to access and utilise their unconscious, alongside an Accent Softening Course for Business, whereby foreign workers learn the 'Standard English' accent to help further their careers in the UK. Interspersed throughout are a series of scenes, including children learning phonics, that further question our relationships to language and pedagogy.

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Scuffed Shoes - Do As I Say, Not As I Do
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Scuffed Shoes - Do As I Say, Not As I Do

This dance theatre show explores the fears, enjoyments and the little routines that sustain human relationships through the lens of unreliable memories. Partners who each want to come out on top, and a territorial struggle over bed space. This performance swings between the normal and the surreal as two sides of a couple do their best to express their relationship to you.

This performance incorporates Artistic Signing and Gesture.

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Mother Tongue Readings
Feb
11
5:45 PM17:45

Mother Tongue Readings

International writers and poets performing their work in a mix of English and their mother tongue languages, Victoria-Melita Zammit and Marija Sukovic. Also featuring the installation Poetry Partea by Sonia Marpez, in which you can take home your own poetry tea bag; and digital recordings of writing by Anna Costanza Tassotto Verdi.

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The Critical Collective - It’s a Wise Child
Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

The Critical Collective - It’s a Wise Child

Annie is worried about her youngest, Rosa. Convinced she’s heading the same way as her dearest son Robbie - the ex-child prodigy who walked out to sea three years ago - she enlists the help of her eldest daughter, the highly intelligent, yet self-centred Rita. Realising her little sister’s issues may be genuine rather than melodrama after being asked the impossible, wannabe actress Rita begrudgingly takes a more unorthodox approach to avoid Rosa’s imminent emotional breakdown.

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Chiara Giardi - Corporeal Realities
Feb
11
3:30 PM15:30

Chiara Giardi - Corporeal Realities

Corporeal realities is a drawing performance which wanders in time and space. It is the artist’s journey of self-reflection, exploring her identity through the limits/contours of her own body. You are welcome to take a chalk, join the artist and start drawing your contours to explore your body in its dialogue with the other performers, the audience and the city.

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Three Films
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Three Films

Three films from music and sound artists. Josh Leach’s films have focused on revisiting childhood memories. He has devised a creative process he calls 'Memory-Diving' and will be hosting a discussion alongside his film screening. Conor O’Mara explores the fictional world of Douglas Savage and invites you to follow his ongoing story afterwards. Ruth Spencer Jolly’s film European Unison is a musical performance intervention which took place on the eve of triggering Article 50 in 2017. A film of this event portrays the performance of 28 pianists, gathered to represent the members of the European Union, playing out the history of the EU from its birth to Brexit on 28 pianos in one room.

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LaPelle’s Factory - The Night Shift
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

LaPelle’s Factory - The Night Shift

From 10pm Sunday until 10am Monday, participants will be immersed in a 12 hour theatrical lock-in with ‘that weirdo theatre company’ LaPelle’s Factory. Over the 12 hours they will workshop and devise new performance to share, bleary-eyed, at 10am Monday morning.

So, as the 12-hour theatrical lock-in with LaPelle’s Factory comes to a close, kick-start your week with a world premier performance debut, created overnight… coffee, anyone?!

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Michael Pinchbeck - Concerto
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Pinchbeck - Concerto

A special performance from one of UKYA’s first alumni. A unique musical experience inspired by Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand featuring world- renowned concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Infamous pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War. The assassin that triggered that conflict, Gavrilo Princip, was kept in shackles in prison in Terezin, his withered arm tied up with piano wire, fading into the snow.

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Diggery / Wilderness Hymnal / Oberon White
Feb
10
to Feb 11

Diggery / Wilderness Hymnal / Oberon White

Josh Leach’s synesthesia enables him to ‘see’ sound, so as Diggery, he will be ‘drawing’ live to UKYA alumni Think Thomas’ freestyle electronics. Wilderness Hymnal’s live performances focus on transporting audiences and fostering an intense emotional connection through dynamic, immersive sound, projection and costume. Modern-day, queer shaman Oberon White takes us on a journey into the mysteries of history’s suppressed queer deity, Dionysos. Through a language of experimental electronic music, virtuosic vocals and original text, audiences are participants in a communal experience.

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La Minima - Quiénes
Feb
10
4:30 PM16:30

La Minima - Quiénes

Quiénes is a delicate yet energetic contemporary dance piece for 3 dancers. Three people meet in an empty space and begin to create a relationship in which each of them learns from the others, developing a common language. Quiénes is

about how we join and separate to each other and how we maintain our stability.

No booking required.

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Sunday Takeover at Dance4
Feb
10
3:30 PM15:30

Sunday Takeover at Dance4

Danni and Carise’s Alienate is a live performance piece exploring cyborg culture from a digital native perspective. Through choreography, sound and projection, Danni and Carise propose the notion that technology is the structure of cycles in nature and thus not bound to the digital realm.

Interval talk: Join young choreographer and computational artist Jake Walker, in conversation with Dance4 about the creation of his work, Library; exhibited at Dance4 during this event.

Konstantina Skalionta’s Land(e)scape invites you, the audience member, to share a journey through different landscapes, mindscapes and emotions. During the performance you will be invited to close your eyes, lie down, reposition or walk in the space in order to experience parts of it. You are free to decide to which extent you would like to follow these directions and therefore to choreograph your own experience in the performance.

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Rey Lobo / Camille Christel
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Rey Lobo / Camille Christel

A perfect double bill for Sunday. Nottingham's Camille Christel has been getting strong BBC Radio support for her recent recordings and will be giving an intimate performance of her exquisite songs. Spanish trio Rey Lobo (led by Victor Hernández) will be exploring the tranquility of the Spanish guitar, the poetry of the lyrics paired with experimental and electronic music arrangements in a performance they title “Muralla”.

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New Collectives Fringe: MK Movement Company
Feb
10
1:30 PM13:30

New Collectives Fringe: MK Movement Company

MK Movement company will be showcasing their first performance Rogue during the UKYA City Takeover Fringe at Nonsuch Studios.

2 Rogue Women, that were taken out of their homes and forced into an inhuman labor. Rogue is a durational performance that explores the displacement of women, inspired by some of the cultural and social issues that have affected our society in history and today. Through fruitily, repetition and time, these women must endure the never-ending cycle of impossible tasks. The question is, when will it end?

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In The Works - The 900 Club
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

In The Works - The 900 Club

The 900 Club is a spoken word theatre show that blends minimalistic theatre and Scottish performance poetry. Five years after the death of their friend, Emily, Avery, Fiona and Mac reunite to commemorate him. They take the 900 Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh, where there is no escaping old memories – hilarious, heartbreaking or otherwise.

Will take place on a Nottingham City Transport Bus - pickup point TBA

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