Evolution Festival Line Up 15,16,17 March…

  

We’re very excited to announce the line up and tell you about the artists and performances at Evolution Festival 2018

(please be aware that some of the artists performing on the Friday and Saturday have pieces that contain explicit language and adult themes)

Thursday 15 March from 7:30pm

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A LINHA CURVA (City College Plymouth Level 4 Dance Students) DANCE

This piece is inspired by the music and movement of Itzik Galili’s A Linha Curva. The students learnt and developed repertoire and have really tried to capture the Brazilian carnival feel of the work.

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FOSSE (City College Level 3 Dance students) DANCE

This jazz routine is inspired by the unique choreographic style of Bob Fosse

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LUPINE (City College Plymouth’s  Tilt Theatre) THEATRE

‘Even a man who is pure of heart and say’s his prayers by night, may become a wolf, when the Wolfbane blooms and the moon is full and bright. Be careful my dear, some men are hairy on the inside.’ Based on the Angela Carter stories, Tilt Theatre brings you a new, dark version of the Red Riding Hood stories. In a land where nothing is as it seems and the wolves are always at the door…

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 SWEET WORLD (Barbican Theatre’s Theatre Junction) THEATRE

In 2017 Theatre Junction began writing letters to anyone who would listen to tell them that another world is possible. Through these letters came a discovery of different worlds, an empty space, a world of sweets and a threatening unicorn? Theatre Junction have been developing skills in their rhythm and creative writing, having written the majority of this text.  (Credit: Unicorn poem by Pressed Against the Wall, Hello Poetry.com)

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SHIFT (Barbican Theatre’s Dance Junction) DANCE      

Exploring the past, present and future as different ‘worlds’, looking and thinking about how our quality of life, relationships and attitudes have shifted through these times. Drawing inspiration from archived photographs of people from Plymouth from the 1800’s to the 1950’s to exploring how technology has led us to isolation and how we can ‘shift’ and strive to be a more inclusive and diverse society in the future.  

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 EMANCIPATION & EXPRESSIONISM (Stoke Damerel Community College) DANCE

A performance choreographed by Barbican Theatre and Stoke Damerel Community College dancers, as an exploration of fear, frustration and illumination based on their BTEC set work Emancipation of Expressionism. 

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AMIDST (Exim Dance CIC’s Making Waves) DANCE

An original piece of dance which ‘explores the chaos that can surround you in life and how to wade through these obstacles, trying to find a pathway to a more positive journey’

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 We are also proud to present films ‘Actors Acting’ created by City College Plymouth’s acting students which will be shown between live acts

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Friday 16 March from 7:30pm

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RAY MANTA (City College Plymouth) MUSIC

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ICARUS (City College Plymouth) MUSIC

Punk / Indie/ Rock

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1984 (Barbican Theatre’s COMPANY b Theatre) THEATRE

Adapted from the novel by George Orwell by Duncan Macmillan and Robert Icke, this play tells the classic tale of Winston’s decision to rebel against the omniscient dictatorship of Big Brother.

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 BENEATH LIGHT BEYOND DAMAGE (Anastasia Kormopla) SPOKEN WORD

This is a series of stories, emerged form the stream of consciousness, composed poetically. Part of these stories are self-reflective, parts are marked by the western (youth) culture.

This is an identity that may relate to your identity.

This is a concern that could be your concern.

WARNING: Contains explicit language and sensitive themes

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CONSUMED (Barbican Theatre’s COMPANY b Dance) DANCE

It seems as the days pass we become more and more controlled by technology and less interested in genuine human connection. 

As this dangerous way of living becomes more apparent we happen to come across four other potential worlds dissimilar to the one we currently live in yet still oddly familiar… 

A rave where you tire but you must not let exhaustion stop you from escaping the issues that surround you. 

A complicated, monotonous game, regimented but still unclear. 

A dream you cannot wake from. 

A sense of comfort, hope and security. ‘A place to call home’?…

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BLACKADDER SKETCH (Harry Easterbrook & Co.) THEATRE

Apiece of theatre based on the first scene in the first episode of Blackadder Goes Forth, which introduces Blackadder, Baldrick and George as soldiers in the trenches going about their business.

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ON MY OWN (Lucy Hirst) MUSIC

Lucy is a member of Barbican Theatre’s COMPANY b Theatre group and will be performing a solo of this famous song of sorrow and hope from Les Miserables. 

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‘ONCE UPON A TIME…’ (Barbican Theatre’s INDRA) THEATRE

Its bedtime, time to get comfy and settle down for the night and what better way to send you off to dreamland then to hear a bedtime story, but which one? Not all bedtime stories are what they seem… 

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OFF SWITCH (Barbican Theatre’s COMPANY b Dance) DANCE

Pawns in a game, a pack mentality, can unity be found amongst corruption and greed? What happens if someone strays from the path that has been paved for them? You might find respite in briefly switching off, pretending your issues don’t exist but do they ever really go away? Sometimes our televised nightmares become a reality and they seem unfathomable and inescapable…It seems like your best bet at surviving is to keep on running. Obtaining power can be the beginning and end of it all. This is beyond us.

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VERB; RED TAPE (Hayley Bently Dance) DANCE

An original piece of contemporary dance that explores the varying bonds between mother and daughter and what it is that unites us as women. The red tape acts as the bond and navigates us through a journey testing the strength and resilience we have as humans.

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MAD FOREST (COMPANY b Theatre) THEATRE

Written by Caryl Churchill in collaboration with English and Romanian actors. Mad Forest tells the story of the Romanian revolution that deposed the Communist dictator Ceausescu. The play combines the story of a fictional family, verbatim interviews with real, ordinary people caught up in revolution and mythic scenes of angels and vampires. 

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We are also proud to present films ‘Actors Acting’ created by City College Plymouth’s acting students which will be shown between live acts

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Saturday 17 March from 7:30pm

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EXPRESSION (Scot College Dance) DANCE

An original, developing piece of dance exploring emancipation of expressionism.

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CONSCIOUS RAP (Charlie Heaton) MUSIC

A performance of some live tracks from his forthcoming tape release, Charlie raps about real matters that he believes should be shared such as warfare, racism and discrimination.  

WARNING: may contains explicit language and adult themes

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TEH INTERNET IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS (Brazen Angels) THEATRE

City College Plymouth’s Brazen Angels will be performing a select few scenes from Tim Price’s piece. They provide their take on the work using avant garde visuals and physical theatre and various other performance techniques. The two scenes we have chosen to depict are chat room conversations involving online service providers, ‘Anonymous’ group discussions and more. These are bona fide segments from the discussions and events that took place, verbatim; giving the audience a visceral, uncensored, inside look into the sinister and often bizarre peripherals of online chat rooms

WARNING: Contains explicit language and adult themes

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HALLELUJAH (Grace Cudmore Ray and Victoria Pratt) MUSIC

The two friend perform the Alexandra Burke version of Leonard Cohen’s classic, as a duet.

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RAP (Rhys Hirons Marine Academy) MUSIC

Rhys will be performing his versions of 44 Bars by Logic and Stan by Eminem to our stage. He is currently studying music at Marine Academy Plymouth.

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NOTE TO SELF (Emily Forman Jessop) DANCE

An autobiographical contemporary dance solo which explores the theme of tension around the body and how the biological process of respiration can help and hinder dance performance. The solo is a work in progress, that integrates movement, spoken text and audible breath to explore the limits of a performer as it delves into personal experiences and struggles with the transition from codified techniques to the free and releasing qualities of contemporary dance.

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RUNNING OUT (Ryan Wilce) THEATRE

Written and directed by Jon Nash, this is an excerpt from a piece of new writing and follows a young man, Jake, who is discovering himself. But not like most young men, he is discovering why time keeps freezing around him. What makes him do it? Is there a way to control it? Will it help him escape from his problems or cause more problems? His girlfriend is stood in front of him, frozen. Now is the perfect time to tell her what is happening. But how can he explain this without sounding crazy. Jake takes the audience on a journey from the initial discovery of his power and how it affects him and his relationships, as he tries to save his relationship.

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ONE WOMAN RIOT (Chloe Carruba) THEATRE

An auto-biographical journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. From Cyndi Lauper to Socialism, Greenham Common to my childhood bedroom, the question of who I am today is laced in every corner of this play. Brutal honesty, red flares and ribbons show what it’s like to be a woman on the brink of turning 21 in 2018. Injected with poetry, song, dance and music

WARNING: Contains some explicit language and adult themes

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We are also proud to present films ‘Actors Acting’ created by City College Plymouth’s acting students which will be shown between live acts

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We’re in for a great few days for excellent entertainment! Tickets are £2 per evening or book all three for just £5 (inclusive of all booking fees and charges)

Book tickets 24 hours a day on our website, call 01752 267131 (Mon – Fri 11am – 6pm) or pop into Barbican Theatre on Castle Street (Mon – Fri 11am – 6pm)