Accompanying Mark Titchner's Bow Open Show is the Nunnery Gallery's annual Summer Performance Evening, presenting a night of provocative and exciting live performance in Bow Arts' Victorian Courtyard, adjacent to the Gallery. With drinks flowing from our East London Liquor Company gin bar and craft beer from local brewer Howling Hops, don't miss this heady evening.
Featuring bluebeard by Cradeaux Alexander (with a live prop), The Luncheon by Luis Amália and Kace Monney and DISCO DE MARISE by Jones Tensini.
Tickets only £5 / £3 concessions (Bow Arts artists, students, over 60s). Book now
bluebeard develops an aesthetic of the body as a stage. Decadence, power play, and annihilation are expressed through original text, props, and physicality, scoring the existential threat of extreme right wing futures. This iteration of bluebeard carries on a long conversation Cradeaux has been developing in his work which explores conversations between himself and established characters (Blue Beard in this case) and existing dramatic narratives, reassessing and critiquing their space in contemporary culture.
The Luncheon explores the daily routines concealed within the act of eating, focussing on the conversations generated through this daily and seemingly mundane act. Bizarre conversation begins to seem not so bizarre, as we are drawn to the table and the space around. All we know is that everything will go on as long as they keep eating. Previously performed at Stockwell Playhouse & The New Shoreditch Theatre.
Brazilian born artist and gender-FREE Jones Tensini's DISCO DE MARISE pays homage to disco, exploring its importance and power in popular culture. Freedom of expression, gender, human rights and happiness all play a part. 'Keep dancing' and the world will be a better place.
6-7pm Gallery open for a chance to see Mark Titchner's 2018 Bow Open Show.
7.15pm Luncheon (Luis Amalia and Kace Monney)
8.15pm bluebeard (Craddeaux Alexander)
8.45pm Disco Inferno (Jones Tensini and Leonardo Ullian)