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COMEDY THEATRE DANCE MUSIC

AUTUMN SEASON 2018

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WELCOME We are delighted to share AMATA’s autumn season, open to everyone and packed full of dance, theatre, live music and laughter. New this season is a comedy night on the first Wednesday of each month, featuring some of the best Stand Ups on the national touring circuit. In December, we are pleased to present AMATA’s first seasonal theatrical treat for all the family, Luca Silvestrini’s The Little Prince, and after a summer of refurbishment work, our café bar has been transformed to create a comfortable and welcoming environment. Please do come along at any time during opening hours (page 23) to relax, refuel and unwind. We hope you will join us for some of the exciting performance opportunities and events on offer at AMATA this autumn.

Terrie Fender Director Academy of Music and Theatre Arts

INFORMATION & BOOKING To find out more about our upcoming performances and events and to book tickets: Web: amata.org.uk Phone: 01326 259349 © Impermanence: The Ballet of the Nations Cover image: Wayne Parsons Dance

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FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

COMEDY CLUB A brand new comedy club taking place on the first Wednesday of the month. Starting on 3 October, we bring you three different acts at every show including some of the best Stand Ups on the national circuit. Tickets: £11/£8 20:00 doors for 20:30 start Suitable for 18+ Wednesday 3 October

MARK PALMER Headlining tonight, with a comedic voice and style described by the press as ‘clean, classy and clever,’ meet comedian, Mark Palmer. Mark’s smart, sometimes loud and often opinionated brand of comedy has made him an audience favourite wherever he performs. With opening act, Phil Kay and compere Ryan Mcdonnell.

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Wednesday 7 November

PIERRE HOLLINS Tonight’s headline act, Pierre Hollins, is a comedy circuit favourite, described as a ‘hugely talented, hugely experienced, comedy maestro.’ Komedia

An unsung hero of new comedy. Don’t miss this true professional at work. Bloody funny. Time Out A ‘must see’... The Guardian With opening act, Jools Constant and compere, Suzy Bennett.

Wednesday 5 December

DAVID TSONOS If you want serious comedy, tonight’s headline act, David Tsonos, is not your man. His comedy stems from being the youngest of five boys, babysitting, his nephews and his cat.

Very confident, knows his material totally and had the crowd roaring. Good face and voice for comedy, great timing. The Stand Comedy Club With opening act, The Monks and compere, Sunjai Arif.

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Friday 5 October

SEETA PATEL AND LINA LIMOSANI

NOT TODAY’S YESTERDAY 19:30

An unmissable treat Martin Thomasson – The British Theatre Guide

*****This is outstanding, innovative, must-see dance. Peter Burdon – The Advertiser

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell

*****Not Today’s Yesterday is a poised and thoughtful work and a spectacular performance from a powerful dancer. Frodo Allan – Broadway Baby

Not Today’s Yesterday is an international collaboration between UK award-winning Bharatanatyam (Classical Indian dance) artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani. This work blends techniques from Bharatanatyam, contemporary dance and theatre to create a poetic narrative that has the beauty and disquiet of a Grimm’s fairytale. It is a one-woman show which subversively co-opts whitewashing against itself. Once upon a time… in a faraway land… it happened… did not happen… could have happened. Not Today’s Yesterday will be followed by a post-show discussion.

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This is an important piece of dance theatre. It is authentic and honest but most importantly, it wills you to think for yourself… Charlotte Maxwell – Afronalysis Tickets: £15/£12 Age guidance: 12+


BERTRAND LESCA AND NASI VOUTSAS PALMYRA

**** The duo behind Eurohouse shift from comic to tragic in a brilliant piece that reflects on Syria and the breakdown of relationships… A rewarding show to watch. Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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**** Stimulating The Times

Bert and Nasi’s Total Theatre award-winning, ‘weird, wonderful and strangely stressful’ piece PALMYRA (**** The Stage) arrives at AMATA.

**** It’s rare to see emerging artists with such a strong signature style... sublime. Matt Trueman, What’s On Stage

PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbaric. From the violent clowning duo behind the critically-acclaimed dark comedy about the EU (EUROHOUSE), PALMYRA invites you to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath – and beyond – civilization. Following an extended, unanimouslyacclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and tour of Spain with BEST OF BE 2017, ‘viciously funny’ PALMYRA (The Guardian) returns with a national tour.

WINNER Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form 2017 WINNER Stockholm Fringe Festival 2017 Grand Prix WINNER ‘Best of BE’ Festival Award WINNER Mess Festival Prize at BE Festival bertandnasi.com Tickets: £15/£12 Age guidance: 12+

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Wednesday 10 October

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Friday 19 October

PROTO-TYPE THEATER

THE AUDIT (OR ICELAND, A MODERN MYTH) 19:30 There’s a shadow coming, across the sea. Long and terrifying. The vultures are circling, the wolves are howling… how can we weather this storm? The global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the tide’s swept out, and it’s taken our hope with it. There’s less in our pockets and more to be spent. The rich have got richer, the middle’s squeezed tight, and the poor are being dragged ever downwards.

****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. Lyn Gardner, The Guardian proto-type.org Tickets: £15/£12 Age guidance: 14+

© Adam York Gregory and Proto-type

With the true value of money and the human cost of greed firmly in their sights, Proto-type Theater tell the story of how a nation raised their voices in protest and railed against the currents.

THE AUDIT is Proto-type’s second theatrical work examining contemporary politics, following A Machine they’re Secretly Building.

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Saturday 20 October

SW1 PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CODA PRESENT:

GWENNO

LE KOV PLUS ADWAITH 19:30 What if your mother tongue is an ancient language of a land that you’ve never lived in, whose native speakers have only recently broken 200 years’ silence? What if the only place it has ever existed over the years is hundreds of miles away, in your home and your heart? Le Kov (The Place of Memory) is the second solo album by Welsh singersongwriter and musician, Gwenno Saunders. It is an exploration of the individual and collective subconscious and the ‘dream state’, the myths and drolls of Cornwall, and the history of the survival of our lesser known Brythonic language. It’s also one of 2018’s most beautiful and stirring records, swirling with ancient myths and urgent modern themes. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.* Tickets: £12 Door price: £15 Plus booking fee

*We cannot issue refunds to unaccompanied under 16s.

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Friday 26 October 19:30 Saturday 27 October 13:00

VOLCANO THEATRE

MACBETH – DIRECTOR’S CUT A Radical Classic™ from Volcano An arresting, untraditional Shakespeare with powerful performances, striking design and sensory surprises! We have stripped back action and character to zoom in on the dynamics of the killer couple, tracking their murderous ambitions, escalating anxieties and disintegrating bonds against a backdrop of sensual pleasure and normalized violence. Expect a boisterous, playful Macbeth with ribald humour and a muscular undertow of menace. This production is ideal for anyone

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interested in both the play itself and in contemporary performance techniques.

The extreme theatre of Brecht, agit-prop, Kneehigh and Ken Campbell, as well as Oliver Stone’s swaggering 1995 movie Natural Born Killers, all come to mind in Volcano’s Macbeth, shaking up Shakespeare with dark humour and theatrically anarchic relish. volcanotheatre.co.uk Tickets: £15/£12 Age guidance: 14+


Saturday 3 November

WAYNE PARSONS DANCE VESTIGE AND MEETING 19:30 Catch this ‘compelling and accomplished’ evening of dance-theatre from a choreographer with a ‘distinctive narrative voice’ – The Guardian**** With a rapidly-growing reputation for creating emotionally-arresting dance-theatre works, Wayne Parsons Dance presents a sensitive and rousing double bill exploring the theme of memory, featuring spell-binding choreography, new writing, specially-commissioned music and stage design. The touching duet, Meeting, sees a couple navigate the retelling of a shared memory.

Vestige, a collaboration with writer Ankur Bahl, is based on the life of a fictional celebrity named Livia. Fan-girl archivist Suki, needy portrait artist Cath and jealous biographer and ex-husband Killian all share their differing accounts of Livia as she weaves her way through their memories. Riveting... text and dance are so seamlessly interwoven. Audience... palpably affected and it’s partly because of his conversational, visceral movement style. DanceTabs Tickets: £15/£12 Box Office 01326 259349

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Wednesday 14 November

RSVP BHANGRA BAND 19:30

Veterans of Glastonbury, WOMAD and Boomtown – just a few of the festivals in the UK that the band performs at regularly – and of Feest in’t Park in Belgium, Kulturekosmos in Germany and Pennabilli in Italy, RSVP Bhangra has developed a high-energy, interactive and fun Bhangra music experience that is guaranteed to really rock the crowd and keep them dancing all night. RSVP are spearheading the renaissance of live Bhangra in the UK. Their unique blending of Punjabi Indian music with dance beats and mainstream pop has created a new and irresistible sound that audiences everywhere love and keep on coming back for. Every show comes with an introduction to Bhangra dance-everyone’s included with

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RSVP’s emphasis on partying Punjabi style. They’re always guaranteed to get even the most reluctant on their feet, and leave audiences breathless with excitement. With musicians wholly rooted in an authentic living tradition, yet unafraid to innovate, this is the ultimate celebratory Indian music. WINNER of Best Music Act in the West and Wales award Glastonbury: Rocked the masses to exhaustion! WOMAD: The crowd just can’t enough of RSVP Afro C Fest (Belgium): RSVP’s music crosses all boundaries! rsvpmusic.co.uk Tickets: £14/£10 Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


Saturday 17 November

RICHARD CHAPPELL DANCE AT THE END WE BEGIN 19:30 Following its creation on Studio Wayne McGregor’s 2017 FreeSpace Program and first UK Tour, Richard Chappell Dance presents At the end we begin. The company’s dynamic, compelling and first full length work uses T.S. Eliot’s classic series Four Quartets as a point of departure by representing each poem with four arresting and emotionally fuelled quartets of dance, named after each poem.

At the end we begin questions how time’s circular nature affects our understanding of ourselves and inhabits the derelict and sometimes turbulent landscape of Eliot’s poetry. It takes four young individuals from a place of being lost to a state of empowerment

and acceptance where they have found their own voice by journeying through Eliot’s text. Whilst combining Chappell’s distinguishable blend of classical ballet, martial arts, improvisation and contact work with three other highly skilled performers, At the end we begin dives into each performer’s unique and diverse skills, such as Vogueing and Breaking. With a rich palette of qualities, it welcomes audiences into a tenacious and committed world of adrenaline, full-bodied chaos, personal sensitivity and delicate patience. Tickets: £14/£11

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Friday 23 November

IMPERMANENCE

THE BALLET OF THE NATIONS 19:30 Actor Billy Zane narrates this 50-minute arthouse film in which war is imagined as a diabolical dance choreographed by Satan and Ballet Master Death. Impermanence present their first short-feature film with a directorial debut from Roseanna Anderson and Joshua Ben-Tovim. The film was inspired by the pacifist satire, The Ballet of the Nations, written by Vernon Lee in 1915 and illustrated by Maxwell Armfield as a response to the outbreak of war. Impermanence’s film incorporates original dialogue inspired by Lee’s text, among intricate and stylised dance pieces, with production design by Pam Tait and an original soundtrack by composer Robert Bentall.

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Impermanence is a Bristol-based dance company set up in 2011. The company creates and presents critically-acclaimed dance works in a number of different media and settings including theatre, film, and cabaret, site-specific projects and community events. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Impermanence. Tickets: £8/£6 Free for Falmouth University and University of Exeter students (booking required) Age guidance: 12+


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Saturday 1 December

THE BOWIE LOUNGE 3 TIME 19.30 An artistic response to the work of David Bowie in music, word, dance and art. Taking the late-60’s Beckenham ‘Arts Labs’ which David was involved in as their inspiration, the Bowie Lounge perform a selection of his songs combined with readings, poetry, dance and live painting and photography. The result is a unique celebration of a man who inspired so many people over the years, performed by a company of exceptional Cornish-based musicians and artists. First performed in 2013 and subsequently reworked in light of Bowie’s death in 2016 with a new show in 2017/8, the Bowie Lounge seeks to engage people with David Bowie’s words

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and music in a way unlike any other show; not a tribute band, but definitely a moving and exhilarating homage to perhaps the greatest rock star of his or any other era. The audience is encouraged to wear Bowie-inspired attire!

A strange and wonderful experience, The Bowie Lounge blends music, painting, theatre and dance to create something which is joyful, melancholic and really rather moving. I absolutely loved it. Mark Kermode The best music event Cornwall has seen in 2016. Lee Trewhela, West Briton Brilliant fusion of art and music Sheila Vanloo, Radio St Austell Bay Amazing production... seriously... get there! Easy Action Records Tickets: £15/£12 Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


Saturday 22 December

LUCA SILVESTRINI’S PROTEIN DANCE THE LITTLE PRINCE 11.00 and 15.00 The well-loved story, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, is retold using Protein’s mix of humour, dance and music, encouraging us to look at the world through our hearts and reconnect with the child that’s in us all. Join the Little Prince in this live stage show as he journeys through the baffling world of grown-ups, meeting a king who reigns over nothing, a businessman obsessively counting stars and a vain man craving admiration! Along the way he encounters a lone pilot stranded in the desert and together they discover the power of friendship and the complexity of love.

All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers The Guardian Tickets: £15/£12 £50 Family (2 Adults/2 Children) £36 Family (1 Adult/2 Children) £25 Family (1 Adult/1 Child) Age guidance: 5+

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Friday 1 February

CHEAP DATE DANCE COMPANY DIRTY WORDS 19:30 A music and dance duet with dancer, Grace Clayton (Grace Clayton Dance, Cheap Date) and multi-instrumentalist, Seamus Carey (Kneehigh, Wildworks). A crash landing of self-expression, communication, action and reaction through live music, dance, theatre, and digital media. This visual monologue questions the physical, verbal, facial, tonal, nuanced way we talk to the world. An exploration and debate of music and movement that rebounds, vibrates, clashes, reacts and challenges each other in the same space, just as our words do. Exploring the filth, fun and aftertaste of our everyday interactions. The work is a 60-minute humorous, intellectual, visceral experience that leaves you contemplating your own individual modes and forms of communication. The work, through the use of subtitles and sign language, is accessible to a deaf and hard of hearing audience.

Another life affirming performance – amazing. Blown away again by the talent of Cheap Date Dance... effortlessly brilliant! Audience Member (Little Women Big Balls) Captures something essential and honest. Roy Campbell-Moore, National Dance Company Wales (How We lost it) Tickets: £14/£11 Age guidance: 14+

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AMATA OPPORTUNITIES

AMATA LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES 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 non-curricular 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. amata.org.uk/opportunities

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

AMATA SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES 2018/19 CREATIVE DANCE SESSIONS

WITH GRACE CLAYTON FOR AGES 5 YEARS+ 09:00 - 10:00: 5-8/9 years 10:00 -11:00: 9-14+ years Come and explore contemporary dance and improvisation in a creative, exciting environment with opportunities to share/perform and learn about improvisation and movement skills. graceclaytondance.co.uk

PARENTS AND TOTS DANCE

CREATIVE DANCE FOR BUMP TO 4 YEARS WITH FALMOUTH GRADUATE, LAUREN SYRETT (THE DANCE INITIATIVE) 10:10 - 10:55 Come along to a fun, creative and playful class inspiring imagination through movement. thedanceinitiative.co.uk

Classes will run on the following dates: Autumn 2018 term 15, 22, 29 September 06, 13, 20 October 03, 10, 17, 24 November 01, 08, 15 December Spring 2019 term 12, 19, 26 January 02, 09, 16 February 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 March 06 April Summer 2019 term 27 April 04, 11, 18, 25 May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 June 06, 13 July For prices visit: amata.org.uk/yp-classes 20

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An opportunity for young people to get involved with AMATA. You’ll receive free tickets to attend shows and help promote AMATA performances and opportunities to friends and associates through social media and your schools or college. amata.org.uk production.team@amata.org.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.

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

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AMATA YOUNG AMBASSADORS

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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

AUTUMN 2018 Disclaimer All information contained in this leaflet is correct at time of going to press (September 2018) and is published in good faith. Please visit our website for further updates.

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STUDY AT AMATA BA(Hons) Music BA(Hons) Acting BA(Hons) Popular Music BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography BA(Hons) Theatre & Performance BA(Hons) Technical Theatre Arts* BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology BA(Hons) Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Further information: falmouth.ac.uk

ŠSteve Tanner

*(2-year accelerated degree)


INFORMATION & BOOKING To find out more about our upcoming performances and events and to book tickets:

PRE-BOOKED TICKETS Please collect pre-booked tickets from the Box Office no later than 10 minutes before the start of the performance.

Web: amata.org.uk Phone: 01326 259349

All tickets are inclusive of booking fees and charges unless otherwise stated.

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS

All tickets are subject to availability.

Monday - Friday: 9:30-16:30 and up to 1 hour prior to performances Saturday - Sunday: Up to 1 hour prior to performances BOX OFFICE Academy of Music and Theatre Arts Falmouth University Penryn Campus Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9LX

Seats cannot be reserved. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded and are subject to AMATA’s terms and conditions. We accept credit/debit cards and cash. We do not accept cheques. We also exchange season tickets.

AMATA SEASON TICKET Available for all Falmouth and Exeter students and staff to buy (saving up to 70%)

AMATA CAFÉ BAR Relax in our newly-refurbished AMATA Café Bar. Enjoy barista-made hot drinks, delicious home-made locally sourced cakes, salads, toasted sandwiches and scrumptious soup. Our opening hours are weekdays 08:30-17:00 in term time and 10:00-15:00 out of term time. The AMATA Café Bar is also open on performance evenings and provides the perfect place to enjoy a snack, coffee or alcoholic beverage.

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Amata Autumn Season 2018  
Amata Autumn Season 2018