Artists in need of a kitchen!

Our performance space at the Mason's home. photograph by Caroline Silver Lewis

Our performance space at the Mason’s home. photograph by Caroline Silver Lewis

We’re looking for a venue for the Brighton Fringe festival with some unusual requirements – we’d like to perform our show Every Way Up Has its Way Down in a kitchen!

Whilst we’ve performed the show in traditional performance venues before, we’ve also performed it in kitchens (both in someone’s private home as well as in a kitchen in a community centre).  This caters for smaller audiences which allows the themes of domesticity, womanhood and cultural heritage to resonate in a more intimate, relevant context.

Do you have any potential ideas or leads for organizations that may wish to host us or people who may be willing to invite us into their home?

If so, please contact us at nylondancetheatre@gmail.com ASAP.  We would be most grateful!

With London as our backdrop and home, in Every Way Up Has Its Way Down, we look back to a time when Brick Lane meant Beigels and trace the footsteps of historic Jewish immigrants in the East End.  Simultaneously mapping the paths of our own ancestors, our cultural experiences, and how in 2013 we find ourselves both inside and outside of these inherited and learned social conventions, we ask:  ‘Do we know where we are going, if we don’t know where we have been?’

The piece interrogates our relationship with unknown pasts whilst considering our current etchings on the city’s landscape.  Sharing a Jewish background, we have each grown up and experienced this heritage in very different ways, in locations on opposite sides of the globe.  Now, we are both aliens in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world uncovering the past in order to   place ourselves in the present.  Every Way Up charts our attempts to find home in a place and context where we feel like outsiders.

You can find more information about Every Way Up Has its Way Down is here: https://nylontheatre.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/every-way-up-has-its-way-down-photo-gallery/

You can read more about our dances in kitchens here: https://nylontheatre.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/photo-gallery-every-way-up-dancing-in-kitchens/

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