GLYPT - PROGRESSION PERFORMANCES
Sunday 21st July, 2019 from 3 to 6 pm
STORIES & HISTORIES – Progression’s Summer 2019 Season - CHARGED
This mini-festival was co-produced by young artists and producers from the Progression Young Producers programme.
CHARGED was an end of season mini-festival, celebrating work created at GLYPT as part of Progression, alongside special guest artists. For Summer 2019, they returned to St George’s for a special outdoor edition – four pieces featuring dance, circus, music and theatre.This was an opportunity to see and support the upcoming new talent in our community.
There were premieres from two companies GLYPT have been supporting this season: Coco & Ella was about the objectification of women’s bodies; and StiltsPro was a fable about discrimination towards other species, performed obviously but not exclusively on stilts.
There were two pieces from this year's season: Reach Theatre Company with some scenes from their last surreal extravaganza; and Ignatius!, Created in a Progression project, this was the story of Charles Ignatius Sancho, the first black man to vote in the UK.
Four very distinct pieces celebrating the breadth of work and artists GLYPT have been supporting over the last 3 months.
INTERLACED CYCLES (Premiere) by Coco & Ella (Supported Artist)
Knitted pieces met movement in a piece exploring ideas surrounding inhabiting space as a woman. A series of movement scores working with knitted pieces designed and created in response to a series of conversations between the artists about their existence as women in society.
Ella Tighe, dance artist and Coco Cripps, textile designer brought their practices together to explore the cyclical nature of womanhood.
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (Premiere)
by StiltsPro (Supported Artist)
Two different species collide: the long-legged people versus the short legged ones. Interspecies love might change it all though. A fable for our times on and off stilts
StiltsPro has been offering stilt-walking courses since 2017. This piece was created with the active encouragement of André Pink, the Progression producer working together with the actors..
DORIS AND DOREEN: LOOK OUT BOYS
by Tramshed’s Reach Theatre Company
Doris and Doreen - two 90 year old grannies looking for love, fresh from their escape from a nursing home. They discuss Netflix and Chill, ex-husbands and how to swing like it was the 1920’s. Mothers – lock up your sons as there are no 90 year olds like them!
Performed by Felicity Turner and Rachael Darcy, and Directed by Hazel Bracken.
Reach Theatre is a Company for young adults with learning disabilities
A Progression Project
The Tramshed was commissioned by Greenwich Park to create an outdoor piece of theatre about the life of the first black man to vote in England: Charles Ignatius Sancho. The director Lucy Coren and the writer Joseph Tunde Euba created a fun and informative promenade outdoor show. This was seen by over 500 people in 6 performances this June and the cast revived it for Charged.
Venue: St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich, SE18 6XJ
Dates: 21st July 2019
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