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For the first time in Cornwall - Somextro presents a day of discussions, workshops and performances that explore areas of composition, modern musician skills and technology in contemporary classical music.
£5/free for Falmouth University staff and students
You are a child trapped inside an adult’s body, you learnt to mistrust when you were 9 months old, and you have been engaged in a battle with the outside world ever since.
This is a show about the development of the ego, psychological warfare, and throwing one’s toys out of the pram. Bold and comic, this is dance theatre that blends movement, text and music.
The Mostly Everything People have developed this work with support from the AMATA residency scheme.
Age restriction: 14+
Andrew Harding has worked for BBC News for 25 years as a correspondent based in Tbilisi, Moscow, Nairobi, Singapore, Bangkok and now Johannesburg.
He was the BBC’s main reporter for the Oscar Pistorius trial and has just published his first book, 'The Mayor of Mogadishu'.
Andrew will discuss the complexities of reporting and writing in conflict zones, the challenges facing Africa today and his life on the road as a foreign correspondent.
Hetain Patel’s new one-man show, American Man, imagines a not too distant future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights; where Barack Obama’s post Presidential job is the new head of Apple computers; where Stephen Hawking and Oprah Winfrey provide live
translation for political speeches and rap concerts.
Alison Jones has pioneered digital publishing over a 22-year career, most recently at Palgrave Macmillan as Director of Innovation Strategy. In 2014 she launched her own coaching, content marketing and publishing consultancy, helping businesses and entrepreneurs publish content strategically aligned to their business goals. She also runs an independent publishing house: Practical Inspiration Publishing.
Please join us for Alison's lecture entitled Digital Publishing in Context.
Molly Naylor is a scriptwriter, director, poet and performer. She is the co-writer and creator of After Hours and recently wrote and directed her first short film, Callback.
Molly has performed her stories and poems at numerous festivals and events including Latitude, Glastonbury, and the Edinburgh Book Festival. She's also been commissioned by theatres and organisations including BBC Radio 4, Sky TV and The Royal Shakespeare Company.
This two hour workshop with internationally renowned dance artist, Didy Veldman, will include warm up, tasking, and partner work. Participants will learn some of the sequences from The Happiness Project (see pg 10) and will also work with some of the props from the show.
This workshop is for AMATA Students who should book at the AMATA Box Office in person.
For more information, visit Didy Veldman's website
Internationally renowned dance artist and DanceEast Choreographic Development Award recipient, Didy Veldman, launches her own company Umanoove with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfilment.
Best known in the UK for productions with Rambert, Northern Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre, Didy has also worked with companies all over the world including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Royal New Zealand Ballet and Gothenburg Dance Company.
Graham Fitkin returns to Falmouth with his all-star band as part of a nationwide tour. Mixing high energy grooves, minimalist tendencies and unrelenting stamina, these virtuosic musicians create edgy pulsating sounds reminiscent of Steve Reich and Mike Oldfield with a hint of Balkan folk thrown in. They perform all over the place, from the 2012 Olympics or London's Royal Opera House to Bulgarian and Italian street festivals, and this is a rare opportunity to catch them in Cornwall.
A story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream.
At university the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny Bevan saves Nick, smashing his comfortable, middle class bubble and firing him up about politics, music and literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate with the social justice they hoped for, can Nick save Johnny from himself?
Tonight’s performance is a curtain raiser for Scratch Electric Kernow, a six month programme of workshops and showcase performances for young aspiring guitarists, led by leading composer, guitarist and music director, Adrian Lee. The project brings together guitarists from hubs across Cornwall, including Falmouth University and Cornwall Music Service’s Electric Guitar Orchestra, to play in an orchestra of massed electric guitars, which will also include professional guitarists and special guest, Adrian Utley.
Moscow Drug Club is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience.
A music and dance collaboration, choreographed and directed by Grace Clayton, with musical direction by Patrick Bailey.
Seven young dancers pair up with seven professional performers to create unique solos, with original musical accompaniment.
Me, But Bigger is an exploration of music and dance across generations of experience. A conversation of personality, play and performance.
Age recommendation: 6+
£8/£6 concessions plus booking fee
Are you ready to rumble?
In this ultimate fighting tournament between dancer and ball, who will triumph? Will it be one ball too many, can they overcome life’s obstacles without throwing in the towel?
Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth.