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  • Colchester Arts Centre Church Street Colchester, CO6 1TX United Kingdom (map)


Some of the most talented, surprising, zany and gorgeous young performance makers working today hit Colchester for one night only.

The Conway Cohort, resident at London's Conway Hall for the past year, bring their latest creations. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have your socks blown off, and you might even fall in love.

From Luxembourg, Limerick, York and Scarborough they will come.

Mark Carberry and Jose Estudillo - Tape Project
A cross disciplinary project exploring the possibilities and magic of visual art and dance improvisation using text and song as a starting point to create both sensitive and wild live performance works.

Tania Soubry - soul-scapes
A soul-sound-body-archeological-landscapes-states exploration.

Lydia Cottrell - Atlantis (Extract)
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde
Atlantis is a dance-theatre work for one performer wearing an orange NASA jumpsuit. 
It takes the audience on a journey into outer space and asks them to look back and reconsider the planet we inhabit. What did we learn from our race into space? What did we gain in getting there? And did we go for the right reasons? Funny, thoughtful and highly kinetic, Atlantis uses popcorn, projection, a paddling pool and the songs of Donovan and Gerry Rafferty to explore the answers to all these questions. Along the way, the show asks us to consider the idea that we all inhabit a spaceship – spaceship Earth - and draws parallels between our planet and the shuttle’s namesake, the mythical island that sank beneath the waves. Atlantis is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England with further support from Dance City, Conway Hall, Yorkshire Dance, Live Art Bistro and the North East Artist Development Network.

The Conway Cohort - Social Dance: our life is a meme...
Lydia Cottrell, Tania Soubry and Mark Carberry in trio being premiered at Colchester Arts Centre.
Laptop dancing. Lights, camera, contract-ion. Postures and sounds related to our personal online presence and offline scagging.
How many clicks get you to weird?

Curated by Jane Turner and Luke Dixon.
Made at Conway for Colchester.

When you go to the booking screen you’ll see a list of payment options ranging from £0 (yes, free!) to £15. Any one of these will get you a ticket, and there’s no catches! We want everyone, whatever your income, to have the chance to see some really groundbreaking new work.

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.


Earlier Event: February 5
Friday Firsts #37: Sketch 2
Later Event: February 18
Atlantis Preview