Posts Tagged ‘contact’

#JeSuis

#JeSuis, at Contact Manchester as part of Journeys Festival, is described by its choreographer as a work in progress, a platform for each of the seven performers to tell a unique story where the individual stories will evolve with real events.  ‘It’s like an onion’, says Aakash Odedra, ‘multifaceted, multi dynamic, there is no one… Continue Reading →

Kissing the Shotgun Goodnight

I suppose how you react to Chris Brett Bailey’s new show Kissing the Shotgun Goodnight, at Contact Manchester, depends on your expectations as you enter the theatre.  If you loved This is How We Die (which I think most people did, review here), you’ll be expecting a text based performance with a degree of very… Continue Reading →

October Theatre

October in Manchester is busy for theatre and performance, so busy that you couldn’t possibly see all the good things that are lined up.  But here’s a few that look well worth checking out. At HOME, Orbit Festival runs until 15 October and includes a range of brilliant shows, some of which I’ve seen before… Continue Reading →

We’re Not Really Here

We’re Not Really Here (at Contact) sets out to explore the individual and group dynamics of football supporters.  This is a great example of using an unusual form very effectively to tell a specific story.  Co-creator Yahya terryn says ‘I’m interested in why people are there, to understand why people go to the football’.  We, the audience,… Continue Reading →

Contact Autumn 2017

Contact launch their Autumn Season with an impressive new website and a new image: A theatre of the future where young people lead where everyone is welcome Kicking off the season (20-23 Sep) is a fascinating show based on the fans in football that reverses the usual theatre structure.  I interviewed creator Yahya Terryn for… Continue Reading →