Posts Tagged ‘Flare’

FLARE17: Actresses Always Lie

FLARE17: Actresses Always Lie by El Pollo Campero, Comidas Para Llevar (Spain) I love performances that appear to be light hearted but mask very serious issues underneath, where you come away with the nagging feeling that there was a lot more to the production than you first saw.  Gloria March Chulvi (Sleepwalk Collective’s Domestica) and Cris Celada… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: HOME double bill 8 July

The final performance of FLARE17 is at HOME and we’re treated to two impressive and completely polar performances. Moore Bacon! by Bosse Provoost and Kobe Chielens/de polen (Belgium) Moore Bacon! plays with the spectator’ s eye, creating form, texture and colour in the imagination as much as the reality of the stage. On the face of… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: Lowry double bill

Someone Loves You Drive With Care by Tom Cassani (UK) Tom Cassani exposes the techniques of deception, and teaches how to spot it in action. Stripping back any physical means of trickery, he works closely with the audience to explore and expose deception and truth, and the fine line between the two. An illusionist at FLARE?… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: Sprachspiel

Sprachspiel by L’hommmm/Mats Van Herreweghe and Geert Belpaeme (Belgium) FLARE17 arrives at the Royal Exchange with Sprachspiel. Sprachspiel is a performance on the line between art and philosophical experiment. Showing how communication emerges out of play, not out of understanding, the performance was inspired by Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s idea that language does not need clear-cut concepts… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: Grand Applause

Imagine a modern art gallery where instead of wandering the rooms, you sit in one place and the rooms are brought to you.  Then imagine that everything you see is themed on the opera Carmen, each room representing one of four key scenes in the opera.  Three artists contribute, in turn creating the roles of… Continue Reading →