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NOW 20 | WEEK 3

4-8 February

VIVIAN CHINASA EZUGHA

Performing DNA // 7.30pm

Carrot. Ginger. Apple. Beetroot. Turmeric. Kale. Spinach. Butternut squash. Fennel. Grapefruit. Orange. Lemon. Cucumber. Blueberry. Raspberry. Pineapple. Water. Coriander.

I have to cleanse, I have to run, I have to medicate, I have to get through this day.

Winner of the NAE Open Main Prize 2018, the “truly stunning” (Exeunt) Vivian Chinasa Ezugha explores mental health, food and sustaining marginalised bodies. Covered in turmeric, she stabs right into the heart of sickness to cleanse herself.

This performance contains nudity.
Commissioned by The Yard Theatre.

MARIKISCRYCRYCRY

He’s Dead // 9pm

International choreographer, dancer and Vogue-featured artist Marikiscrycrycry returns to NOW after a sell-out show last year to ask the (unanswerable) question: Was Tupac Depressed?

Through dark fantasy choreography, text, live action and sound, He’s Dead sheds tears for the things that we cannot unearth.  A show that moves beyond hope to dig deep into melancholia, vulnerability and the spaces we’re allowed to be sad.

13+ | This show contains strobe lights. This performance also includes replica guns, haze, loud music, fighting and other explicit uses of violence. 
Laura Sweeney: Producer
Blue Makwana: Dancer
Eve Stainton: Dancer
Gareth Chambers: Dancer
Sakeema Peng: Dancer
TAAHLIAH, Joanna Pope, Dylan Spencer-Davidson, ¥ummy Online: Sound Designers
Lighting Designer: Jon Cleveland
Dramaturge: Martin Hargreaves
Flags made by Zeinab Saleh
Commissioned by The Yard Theatre, New Queers on the Block, The Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Attenborough Arts Centre, Block Universe and Theatre in the Mill.

ACCESS

Access tickets are priced at £17 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 marketing@theyardtheatre.co.uk


TICKETS + WAYS TO SAVE

Double bill tickets are priced at £20 / £17 concessions. If you buy tickets for two or more double bills, then you get 20% off every ticket. And if you buy a festival pass, you can see every double bill in NOW for £60 (that’s £6 per show).

Locals can get 30% off all tickets (and 10% off at the bar) with a free Yard Local Card – sign up online.

U26s can get £5 tickets on the door to all performances that are not sold out with #NoEmptySeats.

 

About Vivian Chinasa Ezugha

Chinasa Vivian Ezugha is a performance artist, socially engaged and politically engaged. Her practice centre’s itself around history and how history is performed in everyday life. Her methodology, is to explore performance as a series of conversations between the body, space and time.

New Art Exchange Open, Main Prize Winner – URO

www.ezugha.tumblr.com

Instagram: @iamgodschild91

About Marikiscrycrycry

Malik Nashad Sharpe is a choreographer, dancer, and movement director whose works look at the production of ontology, affect, and subjectivity from the perspective of marginalisation. Working with emotional proposition and radial knowledges, they create complex choreographies that examine the robust and undercurrent textures of possibility and humanisation, often touching upon melancholia, alienation, allostatic load, gender non-conformism, racialisation, with an insistence on finding continuance and perpetuity. Creating under their prolific alias marikiscrycrycry, their performance practice with a cult following in London’s underground performance scene, their work has been presented in theatres, galleries, and festival contexts, including:

Fierce Festival (UK), American Realness (USA), Submerge Festival at BAC (USA), Block Universe x EWerk Luckenwalde (DE), Impulstanz at Schauspielhauals (AT), BUZZCUT at CCA Glasgow (UK), NOW Festival at The Yard Theatre (UK), at Montreal arts et interculturels (CA), Theatre La Chapelle (CA), Menagerie de Verre (FR), The Place (UK), Panoply Performance Lab (USA), Steakhouse Live at Rich Mix (UK), Queer and Now at Tate Britain (UK), amongst many others. 

They have made choreography for the English National Opera (UK), Gate Theatre (UK), Young Vic (UK), and at National Theatre (UK) as a part of Summer Space to Create, and have been featured in publications including Vogue, Dazed, Dazed Beauty, Crack Magazine, Howlround Theatre Commons, i-D, Nowness, and others. They are an Associate Artist at Hackney Showroom Productions, and former Arist-in-Residence at Tate Modern and Tate Britain. They live and make work from London, U.K.

www.maliknashadsharpe.co

Instagram: @marikiscrycrycry
Facebook: marikiscrycrycry

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