Gary Clarke Company WASTELAND at Dundee Rep

Gary Clarke Company | WASTELAND

Fri 31 Jan 2020 | DUNDEE Rep Theatre 

6.30pm to 7pm – Access to the Resource room and Q&A with Gary Clarke

7.30pm Performance of WASTELAND

£5 ticket deal is open to SDTN network students. Please go on the web site to check your eligibility: https://sdtn.org/courses/

Students are required to call the Dundee Rep Box-office on: 01382 223530 and quote WPARTICIPANTS then email abigail@sdtn.org with a photo of your ticket/receipt of purchase.

A member of the SDTN team will then meet you at Dundee Rep box office from 6.15pm on 31st January and give you back your £5!

There is also a chance to meet Gary Clarke and talk to him about his work and view his lovingly crafted resource room made up of research books, visual stimulus, costumes and props. Please meet the SDTN team at the box office and you will be ushered to the resource room. This opportunity is from 6.30 – 7pm on Friday 31 January.

 

Gary Clarke Company | WASTELAND

In 1994 hundreds of coal miners hung up their pit boots as Grimethorpe Colliery was destroyed, along with the tight-knit working-class community that surrounded it. Created to mark the 25th anniversary since the demolition and 30 years since the rise of UK rave culture, WASTELAND is the highly anticipated new dance theatre show from acclaimed British choreographer Gary Clarke and the sequel to his multi award winning production COAL.

This thrilling yet deeply touching production takes a close look at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. A fractured relationship between a father and son is at the heart of the story, and as we see one generation grind exhaustingly to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene, where derelict warehouses and abandoned work spaces became home for a new-found community of music and dance. Bringing together Clarke’s vivid physical dance language performed by a company of exceptional dancers, a community cast of singers, brass musicians, archive film footage, a powerful rave soundtrack and unique art work by Jimmy Cauty (co-founder of TheKLF), WASTELAND dives head first into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism and survival.

“Blisteringly fierce” ★★★★ | The Herald

“Poignant and thrilling” ★★★★ | The Skinny

“Brilliant” ★★★★★ | The Herald on Sunday

 

 

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