Our next platform is the 11-14th of April. Save the date!
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THE PARLOUR SHOWROOMS: 11th-14th of April
Our pop-up cafe with performance deligths returns. Also soup and cake!
Open for 4 days Thurs 11th -Sun 14th with performances on the Saturday and Sunday.
THURS + FRI - cafe open 10-6pm - box office + come have lunch and a chat with us!
SATURDAY: Cafe open 11-8pm - VIEWMASTER a slideshow for one (one-to-one performance) Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Seizure 1-3pm + 4-6pm
FUMES from Noemi Iglesias 3pm + 8pm (limited capacity)
SUNDAY: Cafe open 11-6pm - VIEWMASTER a slideshow for one (one-to-one performance) Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Seizure 1-3pm + 4-6pm
THE CUBE: 12th of April - Our performance home in Bristol.
7pm Content Part 1 by 70/30 Split
8pm Ich bin ein, no thanks! by Caroline Williams AND Car-door Moment by Ellen Turner (double-bill)
9pm Automaton by Murray Wason
10pm Bar Open
Friday 7pm CONTENT PART 1 by 70/30 SPLIT - at the CUBE
Lydia Cottrell and Sophie Unwin are a double act, a duo, two women and York based choreographers.
This new work is a concoction of "burlesque" (sort of) and dance theatre, the performance is a frank and satirical glimpse into the minds and thoughts of two young women ("dancers") who, feeling the demands of their inexperience like to talk about it, a lot.
Frida 8pm DOUBLE BILL: ich bin ein, no thanks! by Caroline Williams - at the CUBE
A woman accuses a city of stealing her love. A nation accuses a city of stealing their artists.
Ich bin ein, no thanks! explores the modern myth of Berlin; a city which has become synonumous with Britain's notion of 'the artist'. Fairly early work-in-progress. We know Caroline as she directed The Last Bock by William Bock in Ausform's Autumn Platform 2012. This work-in-progress is supported by Ausform though our mini-residence scheme.
straight after Caroline: Car-door Moment by Ellen Turner
Ellen is a choreographer and dance artist based in Lancaster. From working with Yael Flexer, Ben Wright and Nigel Charnock and touring with Ludus Dance she found a love for physical theatre.
Ellen says: "this is a piece which hides nothing and exposes my own hidden feelings and insecurities. This could be seen as either brave or foolish".
This is Ellen's first professional piece. She has been awarded the DiGM Turn Prize and is currently developing this work.
Friday 9pm Automaton by Murray Wason - at the CUBE
Murray is an artist from Glasgow who makes solo shows around masculinity involving elements of ritual, high-energy movement and original texts and film.
Automaton is his most recent work an examination of the human relationship to robots and technology. This show was performed at Edinburgh Fringe 2012 at Summerhall. Read more about this show on Murrays page
Murray previously performed in Nic Green's acclaimed Trilogy and is a visiting lecturer at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Saturday + Sunday 1-3pm and 4-6pm - VIEWMASTER a poetic slideshow for one by Ryan Van Winkle & Dan Seizure - at the Parlour Showrooms
Join us for a personal slide-show for your eyes and ears only. You choose the journey and Ryan Van Winkle will bring you on a sometimes surprising, sometime surreal, tour accompanied by the ambient sounds of Dan Seizure. Performances are under 10 minutes. A rare chance to travel, listen and pause in one beautiful space.
Ryan Van Winkle: is a poet living and working in Edinburgh. His poetry/theatre experiment 'Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel' was a top 10 highest rated show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012. Van Winkle's piece has appeared as part of the Battersea Arts Centre's Christmas Cook Up and will be appearing at the London Literature Festival in May. His first collection, 'Tomorrow, We Will Live Here' was published by Salt in 2010 and his poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, AGNI, Poetry New Zealand and beyond. He was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship in 2012. www.ryanvanwinkle.com
Electronic/experimental artist Danseizure aka Dan Gorman lives in Edinburgh,Damascus, London.
He also works as an experimental sound researcher-collector. He has completed field recordings Northern Afghanistan, in Syria and in a dome of an abandoned American military base in Teufelsberg, Germany. Dan has release a total of 3 albums on Invisible Agent and Forest Records. Dan recently released his 3rd album on Invisible Agent entitled 'this is danseizure' a journey through his life in electronica, sqweee and electro.
Saturday bonus performance:
Fumes by Noemi Iglesias -
'People didn't want the revolution, they just wanted the spectacle, because that is the only way to keep its seduction.'
Fumes is an artist research project into the possibilities on fireworks as a creative material. This work has been made in response to current activity in the Meditterenean.
The street is our scenery and our place to work. We will take a ritual route with light, colour and smoke.
Meeting point: at at the Parlour Showrooms
Time: 3pm and 8pm
To book a place to see Noemis work in progress email firstname.lastname@example.org and state whether you like ticket to the 3pm showing or 8pm. This performance is free and strictly limited capacity.
This performance is also subject to our site permission being granted by Bristol City Council.
Keep an eye on our twitter (@ausform) and our blog ausform.posterous.com for updates and more info on all shows and artists!
Thurs 15th November 2012 at The Cube (www.cubecinema.com)
Doors open at 6pm7pm - Rain by Jack Dean
the newly extended version of Jack's show Rain:
“I realised then that the boys we were are carried forever within us, operating from behind our skull like the tiny alien in Men In Black. And though we may deny their existence, over us they will forever reign”8:15pm - Dance double-bill: Hayley Barker + Isabelle Cressy and Hannah Kew
brand new work-in-progress by Associate Artist Isabelle Cressy and Hannah Kew which is being developed through Forge - Ausform's Associate Artist Programme.
...in a double-bill with ghostly, intimate dance solo piece 'Womanish' by Hayley Barker. 9pm - The Last Bock by William Bock
Artist William explores being the last in the family line through painting, live performance and a journey took him across Europe.Sat 17th November at The Parlour Showrooms
College Green – Cafe and hub open 2-8pm 4pm and 6pm – I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a boy by Chloë SmithChloë says “...Something I really really want to make work about. ...part of the reason I had felt lost until now was that I didn’t feel like I had a community in London, and now I did. I have met some of the most interesting, intelligent and caring people I have ever met in my life.”
This performance is limited capacity and booking a place even with combination ticket is essential. Various time: A new untitled work in progress by wait and seeAusform is proud to support the development of wait and see's new immersive audio experience for two audience members.
You know that feeling when you’re on your own in public and the person next to you reveals something about themselves or asks for your help, and you're connected for that brief moment?
This piece is a work in progress running alongside the platform's headlining pieces and will be happening on Saturday 17th Nov. Meet us at the Parlour to take part in this experience.Tickets and prices online at Ausform.posterous.com/pages/events Tickets for single events or combination ticket for all events including Friday
and Saturday are available. Combination tickets are cheaper in advance.
If you buy a combination ticket and you want to see any show that is limited capacity you need to book your slot by emailing email@example.com
April platform 2012....
Line-up April 2012
AUSFORM PERFORMANCE PLATFORM / 20th/ 7,8.15,9pm / prices vary - at the CUBE cubecinema.com...and we're back with our twice yearly platform of new ideas in performance by artists that we think are exciting. Remember this is a place of risk, tears, success and bewilderment, so please join us with an warm mind and an open heart. 7pm 'I like the way you wear your hair' by Greg Wohead £5
Welcome to Greg’s bedroom in Mesquite, Texas, 1998. A show about visiting a past version of yourself. It’s about stomach butterflies, private thoughts and marching band conveyed through simple storytelling and projected drawings. Greg tells you — from the perspective of a geeky teenager—the true story of the night he took a chance.
8.15pm You remind me of someone I once knew by CODA Dance £4London based contemporary dance company fuse technical dance with physical theatre based movement. Inspired and spurred by emotional heft, Nikki (choreographer) threading her own life experiences into each piece; she expects emotional and physical endurance from her dancers.
9pm Amusements (work-in-progress) by Sleepwalk Collective £6 (limited capacity)Like some backroom carnival ride / lo-fi sci-fi pleasure machine/psychedelic Hispan-ploitation micro-epic / end-of-the-pier minimalist live-art spectacular, AMUSEMENTS is an insolent, tempestuous new solo work for theatres. Intensely sensorial, using a complex score oflive and pre-recorded text and music experienced through headphones, the performance is both a joyous dance towards the limits of pleasure and an unsettlingly voyeuristic tribute to our private desires.
On Saturday the 21st we continue with installation work at the Parlour on College Green in Bristol, Times and Prices TBCJackie Vitale: Apothecary
Apothecary is an exploration of wellness through action and agency. It’s about being bold. It’s about traditions of folk medicine and self-healing. It's also about getting people to take love potions.Matt Foster :
Visitors to a World’s Fair or International Expo surely just want to not have to eat their sandwiches in the rain and to hopefully have a nice day out. Instead, from the represented nations, they usually get political posturing or at he very least an attempt to encapsulate the ideals of an entire nation in one small pavilion. Then after 18 months these grand gestures disappear – unless they happen to get a reprise, like The
Eiffel Tower or Seattle’s Space Needle. Matt Foster will bring his own pavilion to Ausform where these ideas of internationalism from a purely national standpoint and the temporality of permanence will be explored.
Our evenings will culminate in a free post-work party where we open the space for you to share your thoughts, have a drink and dance the night away.
Apply for Ausform Platform
Our rolling deadline for application is mid September for Nov Platform and mid February for April Platform.
To apply to participate in the platform - use the really basic application form.
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From top; Natasha Fewings False Idols at Bristol Old Vic - Photo by Paul Blakemore of Neat Studios
LUR - Disco Terror at the Cube - Video Still by Bruce Duncan