25 September 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lost Dog DanceTheatre Company are proud to present At Trestle Arts Base– It Needs Horses / Home For Broken Turns.
Lost Dog tours the UK with a double bill of The Place Prize winning duet It Needs Horses alongside the company’s newest work Home for Broken Turns. Blackly comic and highly physical dance theatre performed by an international cast of performers from some of Europe’s most reputable dance and physical theatre companies including Hofesh Shechter Company, Fabulous Beast and Gecko.
It Needs Horses tells the tale of a down at heel circus duet and their increasingly desperate attempts to entertain the crowd. The glamour has faded the performers have forgotten their acts but the show must go on.
Home for Broken Turns follows the characters from this disastrous double act once the curtain has fallen on their final show. It is the story of a woman who has run away to the circus and doesn’t know where to run next. With nowhere to go she thinks of home.
But she has no idea how to find it and no idea whether home will take her back again. Do we always want the prodigal child to return?
Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ
Tickets: £12 (Adults) / £10 (Concession) / ‘Family’ £40 (max 2 Adults)
Box Office: 01727 850950 / www.allaboutstalbans.com
|Genre||Physical theatre, dance|
|Length||60 minutes (no interval)|
|Style / feeling||Comedy, circus|
|Target audiences||Ages 9+|
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NOTES FOR EDITOR
About Trestle Arts Base
Based in St Albans, Trestle Arts Base is a 100-year-old chapel beautifully converted into a unique performing arts centre. It is also home to Trestle, one of the country’s longest-standing and most innovative theatre companies, offering workshops, performances, hires, exhibitions, physical theatre, mask making, storytelling, education-training and youth theatre.
About Lost Dog
Lost Dog formed in 2004. The company’s first duet, Pave up Paradise, won first prize at the Burgos International Choreography competition, second prize at the prestigious Hanover choreography competition, and was bought and toured by Phoenix Dance Theatre. The Drowner, was nominated for a Total Theatre award and won critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The company received a Bonnie Bird UK New Choreographers’ Award in November 2005 and It Needs Horses, won the Place Prize final 2011. Artistic Director Ben Duke has created work for Scottish Dance Theatre (The Life and Times of Girl A), and has choreographed projects for the National Theatre of Scotland (Dolls), the Gate Theatre (Sexual Neuroses of our Parents) and Handspring UK (CROW)
About It Needs Horses
Hard times at the human zoo. There is only one exhibit left open and the male and female occupants are resorting to extreme measures to draw the crowds. A piece about the nature of live entertainment.
Ben Duke is a Work Place Artist, Associate Artist at South East Dance and recipient of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award 2011. Lost Dog is an Escalator Company.
It Needs Horses
Directed by Ben Duke and Raquel Meseguer
Conceived by Ben Duke and Raquel Meseguer
Lighting Design: Jackie Shemesh
Costume Design: Holly Waddington
Home for Broken Turns
Home for Broken Turns follows the characters from the It Needs Horses disastrous double act as they leave the circus ring for the last time. Inspired by Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author it looks at how fictional characters continue to exist even after the piece that called them into existence has finished. The Home for Broken Turns is where these characters gather, watched over by a fierce matriarch who is both protector and pimp for these lost children of the theatre.
Directed, conceived and choreographed by Ben Duke
Performers: Anna Finkel, Lise Manavit, Laura Pena, Ino Riga,
Lighting and Set Design: Jackie Shemesh
Costume Design: Holly Waddington
Composer: James Keane
It Needs Horses: commissioned by The Place Prize, sponsored by Bloomberg
Home for Broken Turns: supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and commissioned by The Place and the Almeida Theatre with additional support from European Dance House Network, the CULTURE programme of the European Union and Modul Dance