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What’s Your

Taste?

10 Great Set Menus Fill up on 3 delicious courses of intimate theatre 29 March — 9 April 2011 10 days only

Book Now 020 7223 2223

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What’s Your

Taste?

Welcome to the ONE-ON-ONE Festival, a unique experience made up of tasty bite-size pieces of intimate theatre. On the following pages are 10 set menus of one-on-one performances for you to choose from. Each menu has its own particular flavour and comprises three courses of high quality theatre for you to savour - a main course (usually 25 minutes) and two sides (usually 10-15 minutes). The shows vary from the therapeutic to the extreme, but they all have the thrill of being experiences crafted for you alone. Turn your one-on-one experience into a stomach-filling feast by pre-ordering from our delicious tapas menu (check towards the back of the brochure), and hang out in our buzzing bar while you wait for your next course. The very best of last year’s festival is combined with more than eight brand new commissions, all brought together under one roof. So…what’s your taste?

29 March — 9 April Tue - Sat: 7pm, 8.30pm & 9pm (start times) Sat only: 2pm, 3.30pm & 4pm (start times)

Tickets £19.50 (£16.50 concs)

Book Now 020 7223 2223 or visit www.bac.org.uk Twitter: #1on1fest


If you are hungry for more, in the gaps between your courses, there will be other one-on-one experiences to discover around the building. And if you are still not full after one set menu, then why not come back for second helpings on another day?


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Mind~bending An enticing blend of twisted tastes for those with a strong stomach. 7pm, 8.30pm & 9pm

Main course

Ontroerend Goed Internal (29 March – 2 April) Five spectators face to face with five performers... looking for a partner. Internal explores how intimate you can get within 25 minutes, in a tantalizing one-on-one show. A clever game of give and take, as speeddating meets group therapy.

A Game of You (5 – 9 April) Find and lose yourself through the eyes of others and become your own avatar. This performance takes you on a journey through a labyrinth of intense self-reflection. What you think and say about other people, how much does it reveal about you?

Side dish 1 OBSERVATION DECK (BATTERSEA) | Patrick Killoran How often does one have the opportunity to slide out of a window? Recline on the Observation Deck to slide your head and shoulders out of the window of BAC for ten minutes. Through this repositioning of the body, you’ll engage with the exterior architecture in an unfamiliar way.

Side dish 2 THE MAGICAL NUMBER SEVEN David Rosenberg with Hannah Ringham Kindly fill out your particulars in this register and sign. Here is the key, you must lock the room when going out. This porter will carry your luggage to your room. If you need any private services please ring the bell phone and the bearer will attend to your needs. Welcome. Do not stay longer than 10 minutes. This menu contains

highs.


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Personal A spicy main combined with subtle, nostalgia-inducing sides. 7pm, 8.30pm & 9pm

Main course

Ontroerend Goed Internal (29 March – 2 April) Five spectators face to face with five performers... looking for a partner. Internal explores how intimate you can get within 25 minutes, in a tantalizing one-on-one show. A clever game of give and take, as speeddating meets group therapy.

A Game of You (5 – 9 April) Find and lose yourself through the eyes of others and become your own avatar. This performance takes you on a journey through a labyrinth of intense self-reflection. What you think and say about other people, how much does it reveal about you?

Side dish 1 SELF-PORTRAIT WITH FRIDA | Melanie Wilson An illustrated conversation between you and your reflection. Taking place in the extraordinary bed of artist Frida Kahlo, this is a captivating study in sonic and visual self-perception. Melanie Wilson is an award-winning writer, performer and sound artist whose work includes Simple Girl, Iris Brunette & The View From Here.

Side dish 2 NEVERHOME | Kirsty Harris Welcome to my tree house. There was a boy who once lived here, but they say he decided to grow up. Shall we wait for him? I want to know where you grew up and I want to bring that place back to life. I want to believe all of this is real. I want to go home. Come with me.


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Challenging A powerful mix of uncompromising flavours, for those with an appetite for experience. 7pm, 8.30pm & 9pm

Main course

2 FREE | Ansuman Biswas A direct encounter with your own mental and physical bonds.

2 Free is an invitation to examine societal assumptions and private fears. It is about control and freedom and one’s own responsibility in any relationship. You will find yourself part of an unexpected scenario in which your own decisions will determine the course of events. How free are you to help anyone else, and how free is too free?

Side dish 1 OBSERVATION DECK (BATTERSEA) | Patrick Killoran How often does one have the opportunity to slide out of a window? Recline on the Observation Deck to slide your head and shoulders out of the window of BAC for ten minutes. Through this repositioning of the body, you’ll engage with the exterior architecture in an unfamiliar way.

Side dish 2 RENDEZ-VOUS | Villanella/Hanneke Paauwe An intimate moment on the thin line of your life, an encounter you will never forget as long as you live. Can you imagine how you will die? Can you remember how you were born? Only possible as long as you are present.

S. Not suitable for those under 18. THIS MENU CONTAINS HEIGHTS AND CONFINED SPACE


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Intimate A tender and caring combination that leaves you with the taste of time well spent. 7pm, 8.30pm & 9pm

Main course

THE PLEASURE OF BEING: WASHING, FEEDING, HOLDING | Adrian Howells For the past ten years Adrian has been creating intimate, one-on-one performances that allow individuals to feel both deeply nourished and connected. In this, his most challenging piece to date, Adrian will invite you to surrender yourself in an intensely intimate and profoundly nurturing experience of being fully bathed, fed, and held in a long embrace by him. A therapeutic and uniquely intimate experience.

Side dish 1 INDISCREET | Deborah Pearson A beautifully intriguing performance that will remain a mystery until you enter. Deborah recently won a Herald Angel award for her show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. ‘A lovely little piece whose emotional impact hits you after rather than during the show’ Guardian on Like You Were Before

Side dish 2 A LITTLE BIT OF A BEAUTIFUL THING | Barnaby Stone It is an ancient oak beam from one of Britain’s finest Elizabethan houses. You and I will uncover some of its stories, events it has witnessed. What we do will transform it forever. You will become part of its history. You will take a little bit of a beautiful thing home.

SWIMWEAR/ IN THIS MENU YOU ARE INVITED TO BATHE FULLY NAKED, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO WEAR UNDER 18. UNDERWEAR IF THIS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE. NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE


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Immersive As these flavours explode on your palate you’ll be transported deep into a world of dreams and nightmares. 7pm, 8.30pm & 9pm

Main course

ROTATING IN A ROOM OF IMAGES Lundahl and Seitl In this intense experience, a disembodied voice guides you through a series of enigmatic encounters. Corridors and rooms appear and disappear as you explore experiences often felt but less often articulated – the dislocation from your own body experienced when emerging from sleep, dreams in which you feel you’re floating and the potential self-revelation that can occur on meeting and engaging with strangers.

Side dish 1 AND THE BIRDS FELL FROM THE SKY | Il Pixel Rosso By Simon Wilkinson & Silvia Mercuriali Take a joyride inside your head from the safety and domestication of the suburbs to a feral landscape at the far edge of civilisation. Wearing video goggles and headphones, you’ll be cast as the main character in a journey of wild and poetic disharmony to the world of the Faruk Clown…

Side dish 2 WHERE THE WILD THINGS SLEEP The Campinglis Bell-Halls Go to bed without supper and let the sea carry you deep into the forest, a forest full of eyes and teeth and a king with claws...


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Technologised Lie back, strap in, open wide and press play. Machines have taste buds too. 7pm, 8.30pm & 9pm

Main course

ETIQUETTE | Rotozaza An experience for two people in a public space. There is no-one watching – other people are not aware of it. You wear headphones which tell you what to say to each other, or to use one of the objects positioned to the side. There is a kind of magic involved – the synchronised tracks in Etiquette mean that you and your partner are inextricably linked – actions, gestures, words are all interconnected.

Side dish 1 COLD STORAGE | Ray Lee What would it be like to go to sleep and wake up in one thousand years time? In this intimate and immersive experience, Ray Lee invites you to go into cold storage, to be deep frozen and transported into deep space to experience the wonder of the universe...

Side dish 2 EXCHANGE | Rod Maclachlan An experience in which you’ll join another festival-goer. With a belt around your chest, your breathing patterns will control the intensity of two sets of lights. You’ll become both the performers and the audience, communicating by respiration. Maclachlans’ work explores the reciprocal relationships between the physical and the ethereal; the internal and external.

THIS MENU CONTAINS CONFINED SPACES.


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Out of Body Tastes that will take you to unusual places and distant lands; that will leave you flat on your back in wonder at the world. 7pm & 9pm

Main course

AND THE BIRDS FELL FROM THE SKY Il Pixel Rosso By Simon Wilkinson & Silvia Mercuriali Take a joyride inside your head from the safety and domestication of the suburbs to a feral landscape at the far edge of civilisation. Wearing video goggles and headphones, you’ll be cast as the main character in a journey of wild and poetic disharmony to the world of the Faruk Clown…

Side dish 1 OBSERVATION DECK (BATTERSEA) | Patrick Killoran How often does one have the opportunity to slide out of a window? Recline on the Observation Deck to slide your head and shoulders out of the window of BAC for ten minutes. Through this repositioning of the body, you’ll engage with the exterior architecture in an unfamiliar way.

Side dish 2 YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (BUT DIE ONCE) | Kazuko Hohki Lie down, relax, make yourself comfortable. I’ll take care of you. But try not to fall asleep or you might not come out alive...

This menu contains heights.


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Self~aware

(men only)

A tasty combination of self-observation and personal memory washed down with a glass of voyeurism. 7pm, 8.30pm & 9pm

Main course

MAYBE IF YOU CHOREOGRAPH ME, YOU WILL FEEL BETTER | Tania El Khoury Speaking into a dictaphone, your voice will be heard through the female performer’s headphones. You dictate her every move. Will you introduce yourself to her or remain anonymous? Will you choose to follow a script or improvise? Her choices, however, are less straightforward.

Side dish 1 SELF-PORTRAIT WITH FRIDA | Melanie Wilson An illustrated conversation between you and your reflection. Taking place in the extraordinary bed of artist Frida Kahlo, this is a captivating study in sonic and visual self-perception. Melanie Wilson is an award-winning writer, performer and sound artist whose work includes Simple Girl, Iris Brunette & The View From Here.

Side dish 2 NEVERHOME | Kirsty Harris Welcome to my tree house. There was a boy who once lived here, but they say he decided to grow up. Shall we wait for him? I want to know where you grew up and I want to bring that place back to life. I want to believe all of this is real. I want to go home. Come with me.


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Reflective Subtle undertones of loss and heartache are followed by hints of beauty and an aftertaste of mortality. 7pm, 8.30pm & 9pm

Main course

THE COLLECTION OF FEARS AND DESIRES Roos van-Geffen Every fear carries an element of desire. The fear to die is the desire to live. The fear of heights is the desire of the body to throw itself down. The fear to lose is the desire to preserve, give away all you have, and the fear disappears. Over the last few months, Roos van Geffen has been collecting desires and fears on the street in the Netherlands, which is the source and inspiration for this new performance.

Side dish 1 A LITTLE BIT OF A BEAUTIFUL THING | Barnaby Stone It is an ancient oak beam from one of Britain’s finest Elizabethan houses. You and I will uncover some of its stories, events it has witnessed. What we do will transform it forever. You will become part of its history. You will take a little bit of a beautiful thing home.

Side dish 2 RENDEZ-VOUS | Villanella/Hanneke Paauwe An intimate moment on the thin line of your life, an encounter you will never forget as long as you live. Can you imagine how you will die? Can you remember how you were born? Only possible as long as you are present.

THIS MENU CONTAINS CONFINED SPACES.


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Dreamy Three dishes packed with the flavour of dreams and desires, with the added kick of a childhood monster and a seedy hotel room. 7pm & 8.30pm

Main course

THE COLLECTION OF FEARS AND DESIRES Roos van-Geffen Every fear carries an element of desire. The fear to die is the desire to live. The fear of heights is the desire of the body to throw itself down. The fear to lose is the desire to preserve, give away all you have, and the fear disappears. Over the last few months, Roos van Geffen has been collecting desires and fears on the street in the Netherlands, which is the source and inspiration for this new performance.

Side dish 1 THE MAGICAL NUMBER SEVEN | David Rosenberg with Hannah Ringham Kindly fill out your particulars in this register and sign. Here is the key, you must lock the room when going out. This porter will carry your luggage to your room. If you need any private services please ring the bell phone and the bearer will attend to your needs. Welcome. Do not stay longer than 10 minutes.

Side dish 2 WHERE THE WILD THINGS SLEEP | The Campinglis Bell-Halls Go to bed without supper and let the sea carry you deep into the forest, a forest full of eyes and teeth and a king with claws...


Tapas Menu Make a night of it and enjoy our delicious Tapas Menu, available before, during and after evening performances of the ONE-ON-ONE Festival. Whether you’re catching up with friends to discuss your experiences, want time alone to reflect, or get chatting to a fellow festival-goer you’ve just met, grab a seat in our buzzing café and tuck in.

Pricing: Save yourself time and money by pre-booking the number of dishes you’d like for just £3 per dish, rather than the regular price of £3.60: 3 dishes | Recommended for 1 person

£9

6 dishes | Recommended for 2 people

£18

9 dishes | Recommended for sharing

£27

To pre-book click here to visit our website or call our Box Office team on 020 7223 2223. You’ll be given a voucher for your selected number of dishes when you collect your tickets – take this to the food ordering point to choose your dishes from our daily menu. Pre-booking is available until 4pm the day before your performance & is valid for evening performances.


Sample menu Our menu will contain a mix of traditional tapas, all freshly prepared onsite by our specialist chef. Whet your appetite with this sample menu:

Chorizo bites Peppers stuffed with cream cheese Mixed olives Houmous and croquettes Potato and onion frittata Prawns marinated in chilli, garlic and coriander Mini Paella Sardines in tomato sauce Lemon chicken skewers

Overnight Open Space

Friday 1 April (10.30pm – late) Tickets are free please book in advance Come along and stay late into the night to share your experiences of one-on-one and to talk about intimacy and performance. This is a chance for audiences, artists, and the curious to confide, question and challenge. What does intimacy mean to you? How close do you want to get?


Credits ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Ontroerend Goed | INTERNAL Ontroerend Goed in association with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd present Created by: Alexander Devriendt, Joeri Smet, Sophie De Somere, Nicolaas Leten, Aurélie Lannoy ACTORS CREDITS: Sophie De Somere, Aurélie Lannoy, Kwint Manshoven, Angelo Tijssens, Mieke Versyp In collaboration with KC België (Hasselt), Vooruit (Ghent) and Inkonst (Malmö, Sweden) | With the support of the Flemish Community, the Province of East-Flanders, the City of Ghent

---------------------------------------------------------------------------Ontroerend Goed | A GAME OF YOU Ontroerend Goed in association with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd present Created by: Alexander Devriendt, Sophie De Somere, Maria Dafneros, Eden Falk, Joeri Smet, Aurélie Lannoy & Charlotte De Bruyne Actots credits: Joeri Smet, Aurélie Lannoy, Maria Dafneros, Kwint Manshoven, Tiemen Van Haver, Angelo Tijssens With the support of the National Theatre Studio | In cooperation with Vooruit (Ghent), KC Belgie (Hasselt), Inkonst (Malmo, Sweden) and BAC | With the support of the Flemish Community, the Province of East-Flanders, the City of Ghent

---------------------------------------------------------------------------Adrian Howells The Pleasure of Being: Washing, Feeding, Holding Photo: Hamish Barton Commissioned by BAC and The Harbourfront Centre ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Deborah Pearson | Indiscreet Commisssioned by BAC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Barnaby Stone | A Little Bit of a Beautiful Thing Light by Chahine Yavroyan Produced by Stuff Commissioned by and Developed at BAC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Lundahl and Seitl | Rotating in a Room of Images Collaborators: Rachel Alexander, Sara Lindstrom, Tom Martin, Colin McLean ---------------------------------------------------------------------------The Campinglis Bell-Halls | Where the Wild Things Sleep A BAC Artists’ Bedroom Commission ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Rotozaza | Etiquette

A BAC Artists’ Bedroom Commission ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Melanie Wilson | Self-Portrait with Frida

A Rotozaza Production www.rotozaza.co.uk Written by Ant Hampton www.anthampton.com and Silvia Mercuriali www.silviamercuriali.com Original English Version funded by Arts Council England and produced by Paul Bennun (Somethin’ Else) www.somethinelse.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Ray Lee | Cold Storage

A BAC Artists’ Bedroom Commission ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Kirsty Harris | Neverhome

A BAC Artists’ Bedroom Commission ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Kazuko Hohki | You Only Live Twice (But Die Once)

A BAC Artists’ Bedroom Commission ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Ansuman Biswas | 2 Free

A BAC Artists’ Bedroom Commission ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Tania El Khoury Maybe if you choreograph me, you will feel better

Commisssioned by BAC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Villanella/Hanneke Paauwe | Rendez-Vous

Commissioned by BAC Music by Laura Whitticase

Collaborators: Amara Reta & Bruno Herzeele

Ontroerend Goed’s work was developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio.

This work programme has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Ontroerend Goed in co-production with BAC (Battersea Arts Centre) & Richard Jordan Productions Ltd. with the support of the National Theatre Studio, The Flemish Community, the Provence of East-Flandres & the City of Ghent. In co-operation with Vooruit, KC België & Inkonst.

DESIGN BY STEREOGRAPHIC

---------------------------------------------------------------------------David Rosenberg with Hannah Ringham The Magical Number Seven

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