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PROGRAMME AUTUMN 2017

ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THEATRE ARTS PRESENTS:

TAVAZIVA PROTO-TYPE THEATER THE BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA OMAR SOSA AND SECKOU KEITA CATHERINE IRETON

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WELCOME As our new students arrive to start their studies, the AMATA autumn season opens with welcome events featuring a performance by AMATA BA(Hons) Popular Music alumni Tony Njoku, and screening of the exciting indie feature film, Brown Willy by AMATA Associates Brett and Simon Harvey. Further highlights in the season include: Proto-type Theater A Machine They’re Secretly Building, The Budapest CafÊ Orchestra, Katie Dale-Everett Digital Tattoo, Tavaziva Dance Izindava, Catherine Ireton For all the Fires Not Yet Lit, Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita Transparent Water and Gabriele Reuter & Mattef Kuhlmey The Amplitude. Over the summer months AMATA has been busy with a number of artist residencies, conferences and activities for young people and teachers. In August, the sixth annual Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School took place and welcomed more than 80 musicians and tutors, with a highlight performance by the internationally-celebrated jazz pianist and composer Kenny Werner. The year ahead will enable continued opportunities for young people to participate in performance activities, workshops and classes, including matinee performances and our regular Saturday morning sessions. I would like to welcome you all to this busy forthcoming season with an exciting range of performances and creative events from music, dance and theatre. We hope you will take the opportunity to join us.

Terrie Fender Director Academy of Music and Theatre Arts

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PhotoS: ©Kwame Lestrade / Cover: ©Dillon Rose

To book tickets for all events please visit our website, Box office 3 call the box office on 01326 259349 or in 01326 person 259349 at AMATA. Box Office 01326 259349

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Thursday 21 September

Friday 22 September

DEMONSTRATION

TONY NJOKU

17:30-17:45

Tony Njoku is a British electronic music producer and singer-songwriter from London. His self-penned and produced songs have been described as ‘strikingly evocative soundscapes, managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures’.

YSKYNNA VERTICAL DANCE A demonstration of vertical dance wall running acrobatics by Yskynna. Yskynna have worked at AMATA to train dancers and develop new work. yskynna.co.uk Tickets: Free

Thursday 21 September

SCREENING

BROWN WILLY FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH BRETT HARVEY (DIRECTOR) AND SIMON HARVEY (PRODUCER AND ACTOR)

18:00

After releasing his acclaimed debut album, In Greyscale last June, Tony recently embarked on his first UK headline tour, including a performance on the main stage at the Green Man Festival which was considered a highlight by many viewers including festival director, Fiona Stewart, and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1). tonynjoku.com Tickets: Free for AMATA students but booking is required.

18:00 Michael and Pete have been best mates for over 35 years. Michael is about to get married. He doesn’t want a traditional ‘stag do’ he wants to climb up Brown Willy, the highest hill in Cornwall. Pete has other ideas. Inevitably things don’t go to plan. After a drink and drug fuelled night the two men find themselves lost, battling with monumental hangovers, dwindling supplies and harsh terrain not to mention each other. Shot in ten days on location on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, Brown Willy is a comedy drama about friendship against the odds.

‘Cornwall’s answer to Withnail & I’ New Statesman ‘A budget-defying watch that is not only uproariously funny but has hidden emotional depths’ **** The Film Sprites Tickets: Free for AMATA students but booking is required.

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TONY NJOKU

Friday 22 September

CORNWALL MUSIC EDUCATION HUB

MUSIC EDUCATION EVENT FOR POST-16 STUDENTS 10:00-15:00 (LUNCH PROVIDED) A one day event for anyone studying Music or Music Technology at A Level or BTEC (Level 3) to inspire students as they embark on the next level of their studies. A day of curriculum-specific seminars suitable for all students from all syllabuses/courses led by industry experts. cornwallmusiceducationhub.org Tickets: Free To book contact: Alice Reynolds areynolds1@cornwall.gov.uk 01872 327351

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Thursday 5 October

PROTO-TYPE THEATER A MACHINE THEY’RE SECRETLY BUILDING 20:00

from digital artist Adam York Gregory, and music and sound design by Paul J. Rogers, to vent their frustration at the insidious machine of surveillance. A MACHINE THEY’RE SECRETLY BUILDING is about how we got to the point where our governments are spying on us and how that’s changing who we are.

A MACHINE THEY’RE SECRETLY BUILDING

I want you to know what’s happening…

From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people – reporters, senators, freedom fighters, or just… well… concerned citizens like you – think about what it is to speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil.

‘A great antidote to 2017’s tangled political and cultural landscape.’ Exeunt

A MACHINE THEY’RE SECRETLY BUILDING

A MACHINE THEY’RE SECRETLY BUILDING charts a course from the Top Secret secrets of WWI intelligence (via the moon, 1972’s Chess World Championships, a disco in Oklahoma and the cafeteria at CERN) through to 9/11, the erosion of privacy, Edward Snowden and the terror of a future that might already be upon us. Proto-type have combined original text and classified intelligence documents with film 6

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**** ‘The kind of theatre that seeps into the sub-conscious.’ The List ‘This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced by Proto-type Theater with stylish aplomb.’ **** Lynn Gardner (Guardian) proto-type.org Tickets: £14/£12


Friday 6 October

THE BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA 20:00

The Budapest Café Orchestra led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Waltz Lacrimoso. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – with a few surprises along the way – it’s good enough to make you want to book a holiday along the Danube!

‘The music is magic in their hands’ Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3 budapestcafeorchestra.co.uk Tickets: £13

The Budapest Café Orchestra

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DIGITAL TATTOO TOUR 2017

Saturday 7 October

KATIE DALE-EVERETT DIGITAL TATTOO 19:30 ARE YOU ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA? WHAT WOULD YOU THINK IF YOUR ONLINE DATA WERE PHYSICAL TATTOOS? WOULD YOU WISH FOR THE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN? Katie Dale-Everett Dance presents an exciting three part programme of crossdisciplinary choreographic works exploring our increasingly digitalised society and the impact this has on our identity, perceptions, control and Right to be Forgotten. Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1 It has been proposed that our digital information will last longer than we will ourselves in the flesh unless we are granted the Right to be Forgotten. Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1 is a choreographic art film combining dance, animation and projections to explore the permanence of online data. 8

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Conversations About the Digital: Do you have a profile on Facebook? Are you guilty of being on your phone when in the company of others? Have you connected with unknown family members through social media? We invite you to participate in a Conversation About the Digital. You will need a smartphone to take part. Digital Tattoo: Mixing dance and projection, Digital Tattoo considers the permanency of online data trails, inescapable in this increasingly digitalised world. katiedale-everettdance.co.uk Tickets: £12/£10

A workshop with Katie Dale-Everett for AMATA Dance & Choreography students will take place on Friday 6 October from 15:00-17:00 Free but booking is required.


Saturday 14 October

MTEM STUDENT EXHIBITION FRAME OF MIND 19.30 A unique exhibition that celebrates creativity and people’s ability to see things differently. Inspired by the music of 4 talented composers; Ar Menez, Kenan Eren, Oceans and NoteBook, 40 artists from different backgrounds and fields of the arts industry, including sculptors, illustrators, animators and fashion designers amongst others, depict their own imagination and perception of the music. This event provides an opportunity to explore the connection between music and visual art as well as contrasting perceptions of creative individuals. Tickets: £5 (including a drink on arrival) Box Office 01326 259349

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Saturday 21 October

Friday 20 October

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SCHOOLS’ MATINEE

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WITH CURTAIN-RAISER BY PROPELLER DANCE 19:30 IZINDAVA is dynamic, bold and breathtaking to watch. Bawren Tavaziva’s new work explores human fragility within our changing world. Beautiful yet haunting and provocative, Izindava unearths raw emotions that are unsettling and unforgettable. Bawren’s unbridled and intricate movement synthesises ballet, contemporary and African dance styles and is performed by a cast of stunning dancers with a film-scape of street life in Harare. Izindava translates as ‘news’ in the Zimbabwean language Shona. Running time: approximately 70 minutes without an interval

‘The dancers are DYNAMITE.’ The Guardian Tavaziva’s facility for devising hot, liquid motion is indisputable… The Times on Africarmen Tickets: £16/£14 Age recommendation 12+

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Tavaziva present a schools’ matinee as part of a Dance in Schools development project in collaboration with Dance Republic 2. Tickets: £2 per student, teachers free. To book, please call: 01326 259349 Schools can also book a one-off workshop or mini residency with the Company to create work for the Hall for Cornwall Primary and Secondary Schools’ Dance Platform. For further information, please contact christina@dancerepublic2.com


Friday 27 October

CATHERINE IRETON

FOR ALL THE FIRES NOT YET LIT 19:30

‘The world shrinks and expands with your courage’ Bride-to-be Claire is not going to make a speech at her wedding. No way. She’s just not that type of person. But what if being timid is a good thing? What if being scared is just you starting an adventure? And so it is that a morning’s outing to the shops turns into a

24-hour odyssey where our heroine-inpyjamas tries to locate her brave bone. A new solo performance of songs and spoken word from Catherine Ireton exploring small acts of courage and how they can be as contagious as fear.

Winner of Brighton Fringe Music Award 2016 ‘If Catherine Ireton performs any kind of a show at a venue near you buy a ticket and go see it’ Guide2Brighton Age recommendation: 12+ Tickets: £13/£11 Box Office 01326 259349

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Friday 10 November

OMAR SOSA AND SECKOU KEITA

TRANSPARENT WATER 20:00

Transparent Water is an exquisitely beautiful new collaboration between the seven-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa from Cuba, and the award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita. Following the worldwide release of their debut album Transparent Water on 24th February 2017, the pair are taking to the road in together this November with percussionist Gustavo Ovalles to give UK audiences a thrilling live experience of their new recording.

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Sosa and Keita are both acclaimed musical adventurers with a rich global heritage that spans jazz, Latin and African influences: Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s transcendent determination to seek new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom and the joy of shared artistic expression with Keita.

‘An extraordinary album seamlessly melding Latin American and West African music’ **** Roger Farbey, All About Jazz omarsosa.com Tickets: Early bird: £18 (whilst available) Standard: £20


Friday 17 November

AMATA MUSIC SHOWCASE 19:30

An opportunity to see a selection of student bands and artists from AMATA’s Music courses showcasing their talents.

Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December

CREATIVE EVENTS MANAGEMENT STUDENT EVENTS

An eclectic collection of assessed events devised and produced by Second Year BA(Hons) Creative Events Management students. Sources of inspiration for last year’s events included a cleaner seas campaign event, a games lounge, upcycled fashion and virtual reality. Please see amata.org.uk for further information about these events.

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Saturday 25 November

GABRIELE REUTER & MATTEF KUHLMEY (GERMANY/UK) THE AMPLITUDE 19:30 Movement and sound collide in space. Movement that is heard, felt and sensed in the body. Sound constantly shaping and reshaping the room. By tuning into the simple idea of the acoustic wave, The Amplitude reveals the relationship between sound and movement and remixes their channels of perception. With its entire soundscape created live on stage, directly from the amplified and recorded movement of the performer, The Amplitude aims to create resonance with its audience by offering a highly immersive experience of sound in movement. Part dance performance, part witty physics lecture and part live electronic music concert, The Amplitude is the first collaboration of choreographer and performer Gabriele Reuter and musician and sound technician Mattef Kuhlmey.

‘Showing an honest and thoughtful approach to her work, Reuter manages to draw in even the most diverse range of audience members. A must see artist with an original and thought-provoking approach to choreography.’ Fiona Jackson on Reuter’s Inventory – Arts Award Magazine ‘Through their creative partnership, Reuter and Kuhlmey have created something really special, and definitely something different.’ Alex Hackitt-Anwyl on The Amplitude – Culturised Blog gabrielereuter.de Tickets: £13/£11

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BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography

THEATRE

BA(Hons) Acting BA(Hons) Theatre & Performance

MUSIC

BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology BA(Hons) Music BA(Hons) Popular Music

CULTURAL MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION BA(Hons) Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management BA(Hons) Creative Events Management BA(Hons) Technical Theatre Arts MA Creative Events Management For information visit: falmouth.ac.uk 15 further AMATA | SUMMER 2017

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12:30-13:30

The AMATA lunchtime concert series takes place every Friday during term time and is free to attend. The concerts showcase new works and performances by Music, Popular Music and Creative Music Technology students, alongside cutting edge visiting artists from the UK and overseas.

RESIDENCY PROGRAMME The residency programme at AMATA enables performing arts practitioners to access studio space for noncurricular activity, generally outside of University term times. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but we advise applying at least six months in advance. Because there are actual and opportunity costs to AMATA associated with this offer, we need to ensure that all residencies benefit our students in some way. With this in mind, Artists-in-Residence are expected to contribute to AMATA through, for example; a gratis performance for the public programme in lieu of the value of the studio time (this may be at a later date, where we would contribute towards expenses but no fee will be payable) and/or a gratis sharing of work-in-progress, or participation in workshops or teaching sessions. amata.org.uk/opportunities

Photo ŠJohn Freddy Jones / Freefall Dance

AMATA OPPORTUNITIES

AMATA LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

AMATA SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES 2017/18 CREATIVE DANCE SESSIONS Saturday morning sessions at AMATA with Cheap Dates’ Grace Clayton and Lauren Shuker. 09:00-10:00: 5-8/9 years 10:00-11:00: 9-14 years Come along and explore contemporary dance in a fun, exciting environment. cheapdatedance.co.uk

PARENTS AND TOTS DANCE AMATA graduate Lauren Syrett (The Dance Initiative) is offering Creative Dance for Bump to 4 years. 10:10-10:55: Bump to 4 (grown-ups come free) Come along to a fun, creative and playful class inspiring imagination through movement. Classes will run on the following dates for the autumn term (13 sessions): 16, 23, 30 September 7, 14, 21 October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 2, 9, 16 December Drop-in weekly rate: £4.50 per class One-off payment for autumn term: £52 for 13 sessions (equivalent to £4 per class) To book, visit: amata.org.uk/yp-classes Saturday 11 November

TASTER WORKSHOP GRACE CLAYTON 13:30-16:30 A three-hour dance improvisation workshop with choreographer and performer Grace Clayton. This workshop is for 13-18 year olds, and is a taster for a new weekly class starting in January. All levels of experience welcome. £2 graceclaytondance.co.uk Box Office 01326 259349

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BTEC FUEL IN PERFORMING ARTS

The BTEC Fuel course combines the Performing Arts Level 4 National Extended Diploma course with the stunning studio facilities of AMATA. As well as attending weekly sessions in dance and theatre at AMATA with Falmouth University lecturers, students attend preview and matinee performances and use the library and archives to research practitioners. The BTEC Fuel offers extra performance experiences, creating curtain raisers for touring companies, working with dance undergraduates and engaging in local dance projects and venues such at The Minack, The Poly, and with Kneehigh Productions. falmouth.cornwall.sch.uk

PROPELLER DANCE

Now in its second year, Propeller is a dance training programme for young people across Cornwall. Taught by highly trained, professional dancers and choreographers, it’s for 11-16 year olds interested in a career in dance. At one of five groups, over thirty evening sessions, participants get intensive training from tutors, opportunities to see and participate in performances, earn accreditation points towards A-level (or equivalent) courses at Cornwall College and Falmouth University, work with some of the UK’s leading choreographers, create new dance performances, tour and present their work, and trips to see great dance works during each year. propellerdance.co.uk

September 2017 Disclaimer All information contained in this leaflet is correct at time of going to press (September 2017) and is published in good faith. Please visit our website for further updates.

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KATHRYN RICHARD’S SCHOOL OF DANCE Kathryn Richard’s School of Dance offers weekly Saturday morning classes for young dancers at AMATA. krdance.co.uk

ALTITUDE Altitude is a brand new two year diploma in dance for aspiring professional dancers aged 16 and over. Delivered by Cornwall College in partnership with Falmouth University and DR2, it focuses on contemporary dance, offering participants the chance to develop skills that will carry them through to professional level training. Successful completion of the course will mean a guaranteed place on the BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography degree at Falmouth. dancerepublic2.com


INFORMATION & BOOKING

We accept credit/debit cards and cash. We do not accept cheques. We also exchange season tickets.

amata.org.uk To find out more about our upcoming public performances and events and to book tickets:

BOX OFFICE: 01326 259349 Please call for bookings and availability

Opening hours Monday-Friday: 9:30-16:30 and until 18:30 on performance days.

AMATA SEASON TICKETS Falmouth University students and staff can save up to 70% on the face value of tickets by purchasing AMATA season tickets. 1-year Student Season Ticket Includes 6 AMATA tickets for the 2017/18 programme, plus an AMATA t-shirt. Price: £50

Box Office Academy of Music and Theatre Arts Falmouth University Penryn Campus, Penryn Cornwall TR10 9LX Pre-booked tickets Please collect pre-booked tickets from the Box Office no later than 10 minutes before the start of the performance.

3-year Student Season Ticket Includes 18 AMATA tickets (6 tickets per year for the 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 programmes) plus an AMATA t-shirt. Price: £100

All ticket purchases are subject to a booking fee.

1-year Staff Season Ticket Includes 6 AMATA tickets for the 2017/18 programme. Price: £50

Seats cannot be reserved. All tickets are subject to availability. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded and are subject to AMATA’s terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions All season tickets are issued subject to AMATA’s standard terms and conditions and box office policy.

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