Physical Fest 2017

Physical Fest 2017 performance programme

Various Liverpool venues, including Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool City Centre, 26 May – 3 June

Physical Fest, in partnership with Unity Theatre, bring internationally renowned performers to City of Liverpool College – The Arts Centre for this year’s festival.

Tmesis Training Company’s new production Daydream Believers will be held at the Hope Street Theatre on Hope Street. Come and see a space that you’ve never been to before hidden away on Hope Street…

PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME

8pm FRI 26TH MAY
ONLY BONES – KALLO COLLECTIVE (FINLAND)
£12/10 – The City of Liverpool College – The Arts Centre

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Using body manipulation and a contemporary approach to clowning, performed by an off-the-wall character, Only Bones in an award-winning solo show using one light, one performer and no text.

**** “45 minutes of body-generated invention that will likely send you back out into the night with a spring in your step” (The List)

***** “A glorious salute to one man’s remarkable physicality” (The Herald Scotland)

www.kallocollective.com

TMESIS THEATRE TRAINING COMPANY – DAYDREAM BELIEVERS 
£3 – Hope Street Theatre, 22 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BY
26th, 27th, 30th May, 2nd, 3rd June 6pm and 7pm, 1st June 6.30pm

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Tmesis Training Company is an annual training intensive in physical theatre. Daydream Believers is a psychedelic immersive experience inspired by the 1967 ‘Summer of Love’.

www.tmesistheatre.com

 

8pm SAT 27TH MAY

JETLAG – CHALIWATE (BELGIUM)
£14/12 – The City of Liverpool College – The Arts Centre

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In between airports, from a crowded transit zone to a confined aeroplane cabin, a man is trying to keep his loneliness at bay. Lost in exhilaration and confusion, as he moves from one place to the next, space and time are blurred; he dreams of a new start. But as he steps forward on his quest, he realises that things might not turn out the way he expected. A physically impressive, poetic and beautiful spectacle from Belgium’s premiere physical theatre company.

www.chaliwate.com

8pm TUES 30TH MAY
DOUBLE BILL – SEAN KEMPTON & JO TREMARCO
£12/10 – The City of Liverpool College – The Arts Centre

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STUFF – SEAN KEMPTON (UK) 

STUFF is a love story but not one you’ve seen a million times before, this is another kind of love story, maybe everybody’s love story. Playful, funny, sad and familiar, Lead clown for Cirque du Soleil, Sean Kempton, mixes comedy, mime, clowning and the odd bit of dance in this absurdist show about love

Adults, teenagers, children… it is a show that everyone will enjoy!’ The Stage

www.seankempton.com

JO TREMARCO – DYING ON MY FEET (Work in progress) 

Imagine you have 2 bodies. One you move in every day and one you move in when you dream. Where does the dream body go after death?

Tremarco returns to Physical Fest, after being awarded last year’s bursary, to take a closer look at ‘death’ the elephant in the ‘living’ room. Drawing on end of life conversations with her mother, training as a death doula and adventures as a Lucid Dreamer to invent a comic-tragic odyssey of the soul.

www.the-death-wife-project.com

7.30pm THURS 1ST JUNE
FEST LIVE
£12/10 – The City of Liverpool College – The Arts Centre

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Fest Live is a selection of extracts of new work from local, national and international artists, featuring Duncan Cameron, Lauren Silver, Katy-Anne Bellis, Unity Youth Theatre, and Izumi Ashizawa

FRI 2 JUNE 5.30-7.00PM

POST IT! – Bluecoat

Join Jo Blowers in Bluecoat’s foyer, gallery and other locations. She will be creating movement-based visual performance, telling stories, asking questions and having conversations with you. Have your say by posting your thoughts on postcards, or online on the Facebook event page.

Post It! is part of INHABIT, a three year programme of new dance taking place at Bluecoat.

There are going to be plenty of ways to interact with Jo in the future. Join her on 15th June for a new performance, On the Way, influenced by the Post It! project.

www.thebluecoat.org.uk

8pm FRI 2ND JUNE
HAPPY HOUR – TMESIS THEATRE
£14/12 – The City of Liverpool College – The Arts Centre

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The workers on Level 3 are racing against the clock to reach their quota of Smiley Faces, but are they really happy enough? A poignant, fast paced, comedy exploring our 21st century obsession with happiness and success, combining Tmesis’ trademark physicality with text from long-term collaborator Chris Fittock.

“Expertly choreographed…. Laugh out loud comedy” – The Stage

“Hysterical…A show like no other” – Urbanista

“Enthralls and intrigues from beginning to end” – Made up on Stage

***** NorthWestEnd ***** The Reviews Hub

www.tmesistheatre.com

8pm SAT 3RD JUNE
I AM A TREE – JAMIE WOOD (UK) EDINBURGH PREVIEW
£14/12 – The City of Liverpool College – The Arts Centre

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When I am still for any length of time, someone finds me and tells me about their life.

My girlfriend says this makes me like a tree that all dogs want to piss up.

Slow man tree.

My Granddad taught me how to listen, and one other valuable lesson. But I can’t remember what the second lesson was. There’s a blank.

So this year I walked back to where he was born to try to find out –  a homemade pilgrimage, a return to roots, slow motion time travel. The show will be something else entirely.

Still living a dream.