Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621771
Title:
Six O'clock Swill
Authors:
Smiith, L. (Lorraine)
Affiliation:
Teesside University,School of Art and Design
Issue Date:
9-Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621771
Additional Links:
http://arconline.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-dance/mothers-ruin; www.mothersruin.co.uk; http://lorrainesmithdance.wixsite.com/mysite/gallery
Abstract:
Six O’clock Swill is an interactive and emotive solo that delves into Society’s relationship with alcohol. This work takes inspiration from the sculptural work of Rodin, Mr Punch and William Hogarth's Gin Lane and Beer Street, and has evolved through London’s Experimental Cabaret scene. What begins as an amusing audience interactive characterisation of a drunken businessman swiftly spirals into loneliness and alcohol-induced annihilation. Six O’clock Swill is a very emotional piece, questioning society’s relationship with alcohol and the negative affects it can have on lives. This piece has been reworked to explore gender ambiguity in response to the event Mother’s Ruin: a trailblazing alternative cabaret platform presenting radical, brave and beautiful Queer performance. Mother's mission is to facilitate radical and robust queer performance platforms in regional spaces to increase LGBTQ participation and engagement with wider audiences.
Type:
Performance
Language:
en
Description:
Lorraine Smith (Silversmith Dance Theatre 2006-2014) uses the art of dance and storytelling to create gripping intimate live performance, revealing the delicacies and complexities of how environments and social structures affect identity and human interactions. Lorraine constantly engages in practice based research through performance, always creating with an aim to evolve choreographic knowledge and approaches. Research includes the creation and performance of character for live performance. Six O’clock Swill was devised and performed by Lorraine (including costume and sound editing).This piece was programmed alongside the following artists: • One of Liverpool's leading LGBT+ icons, poet and activist Gerry Potter Poet • Current holder of Bunny of Hope award Debs Gatenby • Newcastle singer/songwriter and theatre maker Jonluke Mckie • West Yorkshire Comedian Minty from Leeds • Performance artist Laurie (aka Violet Blonde)
Keywords:
Dance Theatre,; Performance; Alcoholism; Punch & Judy; William Hogarth; gender ambiguity

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmiith, L. (Lorraine)en
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-13T17:55:27Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-13T17:55:27Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/621771-
dc.descriptionLorraine Smith (Silversmith Dance Theatre 2006-2014) uses the art of dance and storytelling to create gripping intimate live performance, revealing the delicacies and complexities of how environments and social structures affect identity and human interactions. Lorraine constantly engages in practice based research through performance, always creating with an aim to evolve choreographic knowledge and approaches. Research includes the creation and performance of character for live performance. Six O’clock Swill was devised and performed by Lorraine (including costume and sound editing).This piece was programmed alongside the following artists: • One of Liverpool's leading LGBT+ icons, poet and activist Gerry Potter Poet • Current holder of Bunny of Hope award Debs Gatenby • Newcastle singer/songwriter and theatre maker Jonluke Mckie • West Yorkshire Comedian Minty from Leeds • Performance artist Laurie (aka Violet Blonde)en
dc.description.abstractSix O’clock Swill is an interactive and emotive solo that delves into Society’s relationship with alcohol. This work takes inspiration from the sculptural work of Rodin, Mr Punch and William Hogarth's Gin Lane and Beer Street, and has evolved through London’s Experimental Cabaret scene. What begins as an amusing audience interactive characterisation of a drunken businessman swiftly spirals into loneliness and alcohol-induced annihilation. Six O’clock Swill is a very emotional piece, questioning society’s relationship with alcohol and the negative affects it can have on lives. This piece has been reworked to explore gender ambiguity in response to the event Mother’s Ruin: a trailblazing alternative cabaret platform presenting radical, brave and beautiful Queer performance. Mother's mission is to facilitate radical and robust queer performance platforms in regional spaces to increase LGBTQ participation and engagement with wider audiences.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://arconline.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-dance/mothers-ruinen
dc.relation.urlwww.mothersruin.co.uken
dc.relation.urlhttp://lorrainesmithdance.wixsite.com/mysite/galleryen
dc.subjectDance Theatre,en
dc.subjectPerformanceen
dc.subjectAlcoholismen
dc.subjectPunch & Judyen
dc.subjectWilliam Hogarthen
dc.subjectgender ambiguityen
dc.titleSix O'clock Swillen
dc.typePerformanceen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University,School of Art and Designen
dc.embargoNoneen
dc.date.accepted2018-02-11-
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