bloc // October 1, 2005

Grace Surman: Gateshead White ⁄⁄

Date: 19:00 Thursday 10 November, 2005
Location: england


Points to remember PUT the TOASTER down – PUT the BOWL on TABLE – GO TO MIC which is a bit too high – PUT ON WINGS (wear white at night so you can be seen in the dark) – PULL the ASSISTANT over by its tail – TAKE OFF Nike TRAINERS – STAND ON ASSISTANT – Good evening TEXT ASSISTANT yes you, you WATCH – PULL out white BREAD PUT IN TOASTER Snow White HAND CLAP. Hopefully a cloud of dust.

There are moments of drama.

There are movements, which look like dance.

There are objects of ?ippancy, irreverence, intimacy, dif?culty and the insubstantial.

There are things that might make you laugh.

And there is a bit where I try to make a rainbow.

Based in Glasgow for the past four years, Grace Surman teaches on the BA Contemporary Theatre Practice housed at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is associate curator of performance at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. She has worked with numerous performance/dance practitioners and collaborates on a regular basis with Manchester-based multi-media group, Municiple Constructions.

Gateshead White is shaped in part by her experiences as a magician`s assistant and playing a stroppy Snow White in the church hall panto. Trapped by the conditions of the performance, she attempts to work through and understand these constraints. Bunnies hop, doves coo and women are cut in half, enter into Grace’s very individual world.

A Tramway Dark Lights Commission. This work has been realised with the kind support of Yorkshire Dance Centre and Bluecoat Gallery.

£4/£2 concessions.

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Area: not in wales