Tea; how do you take yours?
Milk no sugar? Milk in first? No milk at all?
Builders, Earl Grey… Herbal?
What’s behind or choices? What defines our identity? Do we really fall into social tribes and if so how far up the social ladder is our tribe? Can we climb higher?
A delicious romp of a show inspired by the tapestries of Grayson Perry, and relishing in our national obsessions with social class and the cultural extremities of food, fashion and style. Blending theatre, dance, writing and music and brought to you by choreographers Sally Knight (Cscape) and Neil Paris (Smith Dance/Fabulous Beast) with writing by Murray Lachlan Young (BBC Radio), TASTE explores what defines our identity and ponders the intricacies behind our choices. A dance show with a difference that’s as refreshing as a nice cup of tea!
Cornish company Cscape has earned a reputation for creating warm, witty and accessible dance theatre shows over the past twelve years, and TASTE, aimed at 12+ audiences, is no exception. In particular the company loves to tour to rural audiences who would rarely see work of this genre, offering people a chance to experience something inspirational that’s right on their doorstep - and right up their street.
Dates and venues for the Autumn 2015 leg of the tour have been announced and can be found below. Watch this space for Spring 2016 news.
You can watch a short film of the development phase of TASTE over HERE, which will give you a flavour of what’s to come. This film is an insight into the two weeks in April 2015 that the Cscape team spent creating, exploring and having fun with ideas for the show, culminating in a small performance at the lovely Mount Pleasant Eco Park.
Also check out our YouTube channel which has been updated with some behind-the-scenes vlogs of the rehearsal period.
TASTE / Cscape
Performed and devised by: Tom Jackson Greaves, Jessamin Landamore, Sioda Martin - with additional performances by Chris Bradley
Choreography: Sally Knight (Cscape) and Neil Paris (SMITH dancetheatre / Fabulous Beast)
Original Music: Nathaniel Reed (Panta Rei)
Writing: Murray Lachlan Young (BBC Radio 4 / Resident Poet, BBC6 Music)
Associate Director: Simon Harvey (o-region / Kneehigh)
Rehearsal Director: Simon Birch (Simon Birch Dance / Dance Republic 2)
Designer: Fiona Chivers
Lighting Designer: Martin Fenton
TASTE is proud to be supported by Arts Council England, FEAST, Cornwall Council, Pavilion Dance South West, Hall for Cornwall, Falmouth University, Dance Republic 2, The Tolmen Centre and Kernow Chocolate.
TASTE is also part of “Shift and Share”: a Pavilion Dance South West Strategic Touring Funded Project. Shift and Share is a collaboration with partner venues in the South West committed to bringing dance to more audiences and is supported by Arts Council England.
“It’s an insightful, highly amusing, biting and, at times, upsetting satire on class and taste… If there was ever a Cornish production which deserves to follow forebears such as Kneehigh on to the national stage, it’s this one.”
***** - Lee Trewhela, West Briton, October 5th 2015
Read more: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/REVIEW-Satire-class-taste-triumph/story-27923660-detail/story.html#ixzz3o5FEzG7y
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