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NEXT: Es Morgan + Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir

7 - 8 Dec | Part of NEXT Festival

Es Morgan

Mum, I’m in the fourth dimension, see! | 7.30pm

It’s bad rhyming as radical art practice,
A slow, pained moan, as queer cabaret,
Being a fucking drag, as drag.

Following the “fierce…beautiful… bizarre” (Exeunt) DRAG ON in NOW 17, Es Morgan returns to The Yard with Mum, I’m in the fourth dimension, see! A dance. A poem. A fit of rage.

A show that slips through the cracks between mass extinction and mass production, full automation and a full face of makeup.

Combining poetry, drag and Es Morgan’s hallmark hypnotic movement, it is a queer, secular hymn to the impending capitalist apocalypse.

Dramaturg: Charlie Ashwell

14+

Photos by Jemima Yong

Made with support from The Place, Chisenhale Dance Space, Yorkshire Dance and Arts Council England.

 

Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir

Elision | 9pm

Imagine you are floating far away from everyone. You are not on a lilo, you are floating on a door. You are not warm, you are freezing cold. With you is someone really important to you. Do you share the door, or do you let them go?

Icelandic artist Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir (BANNER Graduate Award winner 2016/17) is desperately trying to stay warm.

In a climate of division and disconnection, Elision explores national identity and  ideas of belonging. Drawing on autobiography, pop culture and ice in its many forms, it is a hilarious yet tender show about what it’s like to feel left outside in the cold.

14+

 


ACCESS

Access tickets are priced at £13 and can be booked online. We offer free tickets for companions and these must be booked over the phone (020 3111 0570) or by emailing lara@theyardtheatre.co.uk

About Es + Charlie

Es Morgan is a queer artist from Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Their solo practice draws from diverse interests in contemporary dance, drag, live art and writing. DRAG ON, their recent full-length work has been performed as part of NOW 17 at The Yard Theatre (London), Chisenhale Dance Space (London), The Wardrobe Theatre (Bristol) and at La Fete du Slip (Lausanne, Switzerland). Es also works as a freelance performer and has worked with artists such as Eleanor Sikorksi, Taylor Mac, Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, Rosana Antoli, Rocio Boliver, and Seke Chimutengwende.

Charlie Ashwell is a dance witch. Their practice moves between performing, teaching, producing and doing dramaturgy. As a dancer, they have performed predominantly with Seke Chimutengwende & Friends, Dog Kennel Hill Project and Janine Harrington. They were co-founder of BELLYFLOP magazine, where they developed a critical writing practice (2008-2014). They are a lecturer in dance at Roehampton University and their solo work “Banishing Dance” was performed at Splayed Festival 2018 in partnership with The Wellcome Collection and The Place.

About Gudrun

Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir is an Icelandic performance maker and director based in Glasgow. Gudrun creates autobiographical work, questioning authenticity, the rehearsed live moment and ideas around theatrical deconstruction. Currently, her practice is focused on how pulling previously established ideas apart can be a way of interrogating themes around theatre, politics and the self. She graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Performance Practice (CPP) programme from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Gudrun received BANNER Graduate Award 2016/17, an artist   initiative supported by Goldsmiths, University of London and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her work has recently been presented at Toynbee Studios, Talbot Rice Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre and BUZZCUT.