Foreign Sleep (2019) is a revised iteration of the original Choreophobia performance by artist Lilian Nejatpour. The performance borrows its name from the theory of dancer and choreographer Anthony Shay, who examined the intervening occurrence of colonialism and Western thought on Middle Eastern dance practices. Shay articulates Western involvement in the Middle East as transforming gender and sensuality in non-Western male bodies, arguing that this interference influenced a phobia toward transgressive and fluid forms of gender display.
Secret Strangelove Encounter 7.
Amongst the seaside revellers one person seeks to head out beyond the edge of the land. come to hear their story; a tale, a journey, and an attempt to connect with something lost.
The location of the event will be revealed on your ticket. Book your ticket here.
This 'encounter' can be viewed at anytime over the time slot (1-4pm Sunday 24th).
Four artists working with performance seek to establish / carve out the foundations for a live space in which aspects of physicality in each working practice can be brought to the surface and deployed by each artist as they see fit; aiming to draw out similar notions and parallels that may have not coincided with each other before.