Sunday, 14 August 2011

Bush Theatre put on last play at old home

As a final fond farewell to the theatre’s long term home, the pub on the Green, the Bush will present non zero one and their interactive production called this is where we got to when you came in to celebrate the history of what they call "this unique and special space".

Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre Josie Rourke said today:
“As we move into the Bush ' s glorious new home, we wanted to take a moment to mark our departure from the old space. this is where we got to when you came in will give audiences a chance to explore the tiny and quirky backstage spaces of the old building, and relive some moments of Bush history. We ' re thrilled to be working with non zero one. It feels right that the Bush, which is dedicated to seeking out the best new voices, should ask one of our most innovative and exciting new companies to create this piece. ”
The Theatre crew tell me they want you to allow your curiosity to lead you through the building that has been home to the Bush for the last 40 years. Stolen kisses in the corner, furrowed brows on the fire escape, those final deep breaths before lines are spoken for the first time - encounter the past and dance with the future - what will you take from this place, and what will you leave behind? 

this is where we got to when you came in is an interactive journey through the Bush Theatre , giving participants the chance to take their last, or perhaps even first, steps around the building before its doors close after 4 decades of performances.

non zero one make interactive performances using popular technologies. Their work explores the relationship between performer and participant. It discovers ways in which ties can be made and broken; power won and lost, and experiences shared or made deeply personal, both during and after the performance itself. this is where we got to when you came in is the first time they have collaborated with a playwright.

non zero one are Sarah Butcher , Iván González, Cat Harrison, John Hunter, Fran Miller and Alex Turner. They made their London debut with would like to meet at the Southwark Playhouse in 2009, which was presented as part of BITE ' 10 at the Barbican Centre last year. They have also presented work at The Basement in Brighton, Forest Fringe in Edinburgh, Bring The Happy Festival in Leeds and most recently at Latitude with the time out. non zero one are supported artists of The Basement, Brighton .

Elinor Cook is currently under commission to the Bush Theatre, and is also one of the writers involved in Sixty-Six Books, the inaugural production in the new theatre. Her short play The Circle Game was the winner of Old Vic New Voice’s Time Warner Ignite 3 and was performed at Latitude. Her play Head Music is currently touring, as part of Box of Tricks Head/Heart project. Microwave, her most recent play, received a workshop at the National Theatre Studio, directed by Charlotte Gwinner. She has also had work performed at Trafalgar Studios, the Arcola and Theatre 503, as well as a reading of her first play at the Royal Court as part of their Young Writers’ Festival.

James Bulley is a sound artist, composer and PhD researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London. His work focuses upon the exploration of new methods of composition through sound installations and large scale durational sound pieces. Most recent works includes Variable 4, created in collaboration with Daniel Jones, a 24 hour outdoor site-specific 8 channel sound installation that composes and plays music in real time based on the second by second incoming weather conditions. Its most recent installation was the result of a commission and artist residency from Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings, with the piece previously having been installed in Dungeness , Kent as the result of a PRSF Live Connections award last year. He has also shown work at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (Equal Temperance, A schizophonic composition for 29 pianos), the Southbank Centre (Kindertransport), the London Festival of Architecture (X Street), and the UK Young Artists Festival (Connection Failed).

1 comment:

  1. It is most likely my hangover but I don't understand most of this!