Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The People's Voice

Lecturer in Commercial Music Jo Collinson-Scott has written a song for the project: "The People's Voice: Celebrating the Janey Buchan Political Song Collection", using a poem taken from the political song archive, housed at the University of Glasgow. The song is  featured on a compilation CD (of the same title).   There is a a concert on the 30th of November in Glasgow University Concert Hall, to launch the recording, at which she will perform.

Details of the project and concert are here:

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Leave Your Shoes at the Door

BloodWater Theatre presents the collaboratively produced new work

Leave Your Shoes at the Door

CCA Glasgow, Friday 31st January 2014, 3.00pm and 7.30pm

In October 2011 a group of international artists met for a week’s theatre residency in Glasgow to develop a performance:

Pritam Kapoor originally from Singapore but lives in London now
Lucy Fitzpatrick originally from Scotland but lives in Sydney now
Monika Nawrat from Poland, currently lives in Scotland
Gordon O’Neill from Northern Ireland, currently lives in Scotland
Fatima Rateb, originally from Egypt but lives in London now 

Two years later, they reunite in Glasgow to complete the work.  They return for different reasons, aware of the challenges of working with the diverse artistic practices and varied temperaments of the artists within the group.  They each have a story to tell and must decide whether to share this story.  Leave Your Shoes at the Door raises questions about how theatre is made and whether the process of making can be synonymous to the product of theatre.  Can artists who collaborate own what they collectively create?

Jamie Walker, Gavin Wright, Paul Chaal, Anna Neirobisz, Suzanne Morrison, Martin Smith and Jo Ronan make up BloodWater Theatre.  As part of her PhD research, Jo brought these individuals together in February 2011 to test principles of ownership in theatre-making and in July 2011 BloodWater Theatre was launched.  BloodWater Theatre collaboratively produced Whose Story Is It Anyway, a work in progress staged at the Tron Theatre on the 15th of October 2011.  The company is not funded and experiments with egalitarian ways of making theatre in the hope of discovering the aesthetics of the collective, enabling the making of moving performances that challenge minds.


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