Programme

Social Arts Festival Programme
Saturday 13th October, 2018

20:00 Introduction – Presented by Paul Maston

20:05 Lemon Sherbet – Performed and Directed by Sofia Caley

A play that explores our understanding and ability to tackle human rights abuses against victims of rape.

20:25 Symbiosis – Performed by Roosje Horckmans, Directed by Deborah Iaria

A combination of body movement and video projection raises awareness of technology in co-existence with humanity.

20:35 Victoria Performed and Directed by Victoria Howden

A musical journey through her life stories expressing the freedom to love regardless of social norm.

21:05 The assumptions we make – Performed and Choreographed by Deliah Seefluth and Mary Kinsella

The dance piece invites the audience to take a closer look and experience a duet of two dancers finding a sense of “flow” and togetherness, a state in which they can be equal, in which they can reconnect with their intuition and in which they aren’t concerned with how they appear to be.


21:15 Escape 2 – Performed and Choreographed by Natalie Taylor and Shiloh Scyner; Artistic Direction, Choreography and Production by Joanna Puchala at LCP Dance Theatre

Extract from Escape 2 by the LCP Dance Theatre presented at the Edinburgh Festival 2017. Recreating and re-telling the emotional journey of a refugee using innovative aerial dance and multimedia, against a stirring soundscape by Stefano Guzzetti. Fusing pole and silks performance with dance theatre, Escape 2 explores the impact of a new environment on a refugee, who must face social, political and psychological challenges in order to integrate with a new society. Award winning LCP Dance Theatre draws awareness to human rights violations through dance and has been nominated twice at the Edinburgh Fringe for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.


21:30 AM I – Preformed by Deana Indraccolo and Joanna Puchala; Artistic Direction, Choreography and Production by Joanna Puchala at LCP Dance Theatre

Extract from ‘AM I’ performed by the LCP Dance Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. This complex physical theatre performance draws awareness to human rights violations through dance and film. ‘AM I’ finds its roots in the pain and struggle of human trafficking as inspired by the story of Sophie Hayes in her book ‘Trafficked.’

21:45 Hope – Performed by Ioana Nicolae, Deana Indraccolo, Lulu Harris, Roosje Horckmas, Joanna Puchala; Music by Ertan Dereli and Cansu Altunay, Choreography by Joanna Puchala at LCP Dance Theatre

Artistic collaboration between choreographer Joanna Puchala and musician Ertan Dereli.  Hope is an introduction to a new full-length aerial dance theatre performance based on mental and physical abuse in a relationship. Ey Ozgurluk (Freedom) reminds us of the reasons for our struggles. The original melody of the song was composed by singer and writer Zulfu Livaneli, lyrics translated by Paul Eduard’s famous poem La Liberte.

21:55 Finale – Presented by Paul Maston

To all the participants listed above and all below who made this festival happen. Without all the voluntaries’ and support in kind offered to us we wouldn’t be here.
LIdhka Inga (Graphic Design, Publicity, Photography and Film); Paul Maston (Web Design and Technical Engineering); Ann Uddin (Reiki Sound Bath); Agris Belte (Technician); Raya Avetisyana (Ligts), Joanna Koralewska (Photography and Film)

 

Social Arts Festival Programme

Saturday 20th October 2018

20:00 Introduction – Presented by Paul Maston

20:05 P.X.L.S Channel – Performed by Jeph Vanger, Steff D’Arcy, Panagiotis Pavlopoulos, Christina Prompona, Attila Andrási; Artistic Directon and Choreography by Attila Andrási

The piece explores the concept of commonality within humanity, finding what we have in common with one another and what makes us our own individual person. We are trying to understand these individual humans all of whom have a different sexuality, physicality, gender and nationality and how they can all celebrate their individuality in a common society.

20:35 The assumptions we make – performed and choreographed by Deliah Seefluth and Mary Kinsella

The piece invites the audience to take a closer look and experience a duet of two dancers finding a sense of “flow” and togetherness, a state in which they can be equal, in which they can reconnect with their intuition and in which they aren’t concerned with how they appear to be.

20:50 Pretty Mess – performed by Deliah Seefluth, Rachel Greer, Georgie Cooper, Cerys McGrath, Jason Kwan, Deirdre Murray-Wallace; choreographed and film edited by Natasha Lee at NotetoSELF DanCe, Music by Olafur Arnald’s – Reminiscence

The dance piece is currently a work in progress, which follows a physical theatre contemporary nature with an element of Hip-Hop. They have explored the issues of the side effects of obsessive social media behaviour in terms of mental health, identity loss, peer pressure and body image. As a whole, in collaboration although dark, the work will transcend an uplifting empowering message complimentary with humour, in parts, which will in hope start conversations.

21:00 Alex Moses – performed and choreographed by Jason Kwan and Mithun Gill

Why do we share a certain bond with someone? In an inexplicable connection with another person, we can find ourselves simultaneously feeling excited, love, lust, sad, sense of belonging and fear all in the name of this unspoken link. This dance piece looks at those moments of giving in and those moments of fighting this invisible thread that pulls two beings together. This duet is inspired by our friends, Alex and Moses.

21:15 Escape 2 – Performed and Choreographed by Natalie Taylor and Shiloh Scyner; Artistic Direction,

Choreography and Production by Joanna Puchala at LCP Dance Theatre
Extract from Escape 2, recreating and re-telling the emotional journey of a refugee using innovative aerial dance and multimedia, against a stirring soundscape by Stefano Guzzetti. Fusing pole and silks performance with dance theatre, Escape 2 explores the impact of a new environment on a refugee, who must face social, political and psychological challenges in order to integrate with a new society. Award winning LCP Dance Theatre has been nominated twice at the Edinburgh Fringe for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

21:30 AM I – Preformed by Deana Indraccolo and Joanna Puchala; Artistic Direction, Choreography and Production by Joanna Puchala at LCP Dance Theatre

Extract from ‘AM I’ performed by the LCP Dance Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. This complex physical theatre performance draws awareness to human rights violations through dance and film. ‘AM I’ finds its roots in the pain and struggle of human trafficking as inspired by the story of Sophie Hayes in her book ‘Trafficked.’

21:45 Hope – Performed by Erin Prendergast, Ioana Nicolae, Deana Indraccolo, Lulu Harris, Roosje Horckmas, Joanna Puchala; Music by Ertan Dereli Choreography by Joanna Puchala LCP Dance Theatre

Artistic collaboration between choreographer Joanna Puchala of the LCP Dance Theatre and musician Ertan Dereli Hope is an introduction to a new full-length aerial dance theatre performance based on mental and physical abuse in a relationship. Ey Ozgurluk (Freedom) reminds us of the reasons for our struggles. The original melody of the song was composed by singer and writer Zulfu Livaneli, lyrics translated by Paul Eduard’s famous poem La Liberte.

21:50 Finale and prize giving – Presented by Paul Maston and Joanna Puchala

Special thanks to our sponsors: The Lodge Space – Jane Wells, Julie Hobbs, Oliver Norfolk (Venue), Minded – Heather Mason (Award), London Print Shop – Anna Stasko (Printing), Lidha Inga (Publicity) Regina Demcuka – (Lighting Technician) Deborah Iaria – (Artistic Direction)