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Community arts

Community Street Party

 

Date
Saturday 27 August
Time
12:00 pm

We are back for another Street Party!

Join us on Saturday 27 August from 12pm to 5pm for a street party on the Wyndham Road side of the Jessie Duffett Hall!

Supported by Southwark Council's Cultural Celebrations Fund, it will be a family-focused day with workshops and performances and be open to all.

Live music, dancing, performances, workshops... It's a day of celebration and a chance to get to know Blue Elephant and its activities better!

FREE

Schedule TBA

Blue Elephant Theatre will be open for bathroom facilities, just a few minutes walk away.


Supported by

  • Southwark Council
Theatre

Scratching The Surface

Presented by South Bank Collective

Date
Thursday 1 September
Time
7:30 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£6.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Ticketsource

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


An evening of theatre, music, storytelling and comedy, presented by the recent LSBU graduates of South Bank Collective.

Line-up:

‘This is not for you’ / ‘Silence is the most deafening sound’ by Lilly Eve Kardani-Zadeh

Borders by Chi and Georgie

A fragmented, non-linear work-in-progress exploring borders - not just in the physical sense.

Heresy by Billy Rose Davis

Think the Greek Gods were real dicks? Want to see them getting their asses handed to them? By whom you might ask? Well, who else but themselves? In this comedy musical about hubris, power, and temptation, will the Gods of Olympus be able to hold onto their power or will they fall from grace…
The performance will include a few songs from the in-progress show, including “Heresy”, “The Apple”, “Grown-Ass Woman” and more…

It Takes Courage by Alicia Ellis

Addressing themes of life, obstacle and fulfillment, It Takes Courage is a truthful insight into humanity and the barriers we overcome throughout our lifetime. It Takes Courage is a play under development depicting a collection of stories that all can relate to. Audiences will recognise and learn that they are not alone in what they face, and that there is real fearlessness in unapologetically being you. The segment of It Takes Courage presented serves as the
opening for the play, setting the scene for the themes and stories to come. This will be presented through recorded audio and visual imagery as a gateway into the world of the play

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Theatre

Out Of The Blue

Presented by South Bank Collective

Dates
Wednesday 7 September - Saturday 10 September
Time
7:00 pm
Days of the week
Wednesday - Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£6.00 (southwark residents)
£15 (Two shows)
Online booking
Ticketsource

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


OUT OF THE BLUE is a festival of new work of all genres and styles.
Prepared to be taken on a journey of quirky, poignant, odd, and bitingly relevant performances at Blue Elephant Theatre!

This festival is generously supported by London South Bank University’s School of Creative Arts and Industries and produced by the South Bank Collective and Martha Fillery.

Book any 2 shows for £15!

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday 7 September, 7pm – Britney’s Peers

Thursday 8 September, 7pm – The Sisyphus complex

Friday 9 September, 7pm – Britney’s Peers
Friday 9 September, 8:30pm – The Sordid Circus

Saturday 10 September, 7pm – The Sordid Circus
Saturday 10 September, 8:30pm – The Sisyphus Complex

BRITNEY'S PEERS

By Ding for Disco
Wed 7 Sept, 7pm and Fri 9 Sept, 7pm

The ultimate IBSEN X SPEARS collab

Ding for Disco revives A Doll’s House with a noughties teen movie makeover. Britney’s Peers probes the global conservatorship that is female presenting existence. Watch as the Pavlov Dolls exist under the watchful eye of…everyone?
Prepare to laugh and gasp at 40 minutes of music, dance and silliness, all encapsulating Ding for Disco’s signature personal and honest storytelling. This show probably isn’t for your Nan, but we bet she’ll know EXACTLY what we’re talking about.

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THE SISYPHUS COMPLEX

By PipeItUp Theatre Company
Thu 8 Sept, 7pm and Sat 10 Sept, 8:30pm

How do we fit in to this strange and ever-shifting world?

We have found resonances between the myth of Sisyphus and our desire to explore the decaying effect of time and struggles to live in the present moment. Sisyphus, as a punishment from the gods, is tasked to push a mighty boulder to the top of a hill, but every time he approaches the summit, the boulder rolls back down to the bottom. We are exploring the space between narrative and improvisation, drawing on the philosophy of Albert Camus, the Japanese dance of Butoh, the poetry of T.S Eliot, the teachings of Anne Bogart and the aesthetics of Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes.

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THE SORDID CIRCUS

By Sage Fool Theatre
Fri 9 Sept, 8:30pm and Sat 10 Sept, 7pm

Roll up, roll up. The circus is in town.

It's the summer of 1896 and you are invited backstage to E.M Wallace's Sordid Circus to gain an insight into the private lives of these hardworking performers. Marvel at the exploitation of female circus entertainers in the Victorian era and gasp at their sacrifice to keep you entertained. As this spectacular show draws you further into their world ask yourself, is it all really worth it?

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Theatre

Patient Is A Verb

Devised by Burning Attic Theatre Company

Dates
Thursday 15 September - Saturday 17 September
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday - Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£6.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Ticketsource

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


Welcome to the waiting room to enter the realm of Transition*. You are the 11,174th player. Only 33 players have made it through Level One this month.

The waiting list to see the Gender Identity Clinic is now 5 years long. Patient for trans people is often an adjective and not a noun, the endurance of suffering without receiving treatment. Yet our systems primarily expect trans people to move through life as a patient – subjects to medical scrutiny and approval. What does a duration of 5 years really mean, and when does patience turn from virtue to verb?

Devised through drawing on lived experiences of interviewed participants and an all-trans team, Patient Is A Verb takes you on a journey navigating the healthcare system in the UK. It melds grim realities with the world of video games, searching for agency in waiting.

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Devised by
Alex Sheppard (he/him), Andy Bodrenkov (they/them), Florian Lim (they/them), J Frank (he/they), Julian H (he/him), Lisa Maeda (they/them), Rae Harm (he/him)
Performers
Alex Sheppard, J Frank, Lisa Maeda
Producer
Florian Lim
Technical and Graphic Designer
Andy Bodrenkov
Theory and Dramaturgy
Julian H
Theatre

Becoming

Created by Morphosis Theatre Company

Dates
Thursday 22 September - Friday 23 September
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Thursday - Saturday
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£6.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Ticketsource

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


Two women, two different countries, different backgrounds, heritage, but one city - London.

Becoming explores cultural, political and religious differences and their impact on daily life. The need of finding one’s identity in today’s world.

The Untamed Hunger inspired both artists to ask some questions to which old answers cannot be applied anymore. These conversations planted a seed for their first theatrical proposal presented at Theatre Deli in London in 2021.

Morphosis Theatre Company are delighted to share Part One of Becoming at Blue Elephant Theatre.

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About Morphosis Theatre Company

Morphosis Theatre Company was founded in 2022 by Weronika Maria and Andrea Van Eyck. Both have strong backgrounds in acting and performing arts. Weronika graduated from BA Acting CDT at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and Andrea from BA Acting and Performing Arts at the TAI – Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid.

The project began in 2020 as an experiment by sharing a one minute video each day for a month. As a result the concept evolved from a video poetry expression into theatrical essay.

Throughout their journey, Morphosis were supported by Migrants in Theatre and NDT Broadgate/ New Diorama Theatre.
In May 2021 “Becoming” was part of Shift+Space program at Theatre Deli in London.

In Spring 2023 Morphosis are going to share Part Two of “Becoming” as part of the second edition of Shift+Space at Theatre Deli in London.

Follow us on Instagram: @morphosis.tc

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Written and directed by
Andrea van Eyck and Weronika Maria
Performed by
Weronika Maria, Andrea van Eyck and Natalia Laguens
Music & Sound design
Natalia Laguens
Stage Design
Floralberto (Alberto Pasarín)
Lighting Design
Aleks Jasieniecka
Hair and makeup
Angela Jean Baker
Costume design
Andrea van Eyck and Weronika Maria
Photographer
x.terr (Alba Ester)

Supported by

  • NDT Broadgate
  • Migrants in Theatre
  • Theatre Deli
Dance

Sanctuary

Created by EQ Dance Co.

Date
Friday 7 October
Time
8:00 pm
Ticket price
£10.00
£8.00 (concessions)
£6.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Ticketsource

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


Sanctuary is a dance theatre production around the very theme of sanctuary itself. It explores what it means to search for it and/or maintain it. We explore what it means physically (places, and objects), mentally (inside our minds/the concept of self image), and spiritually (finding connections with other people).

This work was created as a response to Covid-19 and how everyone almost at once lost any kind of security - be it financially, emotionally, physically.
A story of individual journeys of re-building oneself and reconnecting to others, and our communities.

About EQ Dance Company

EQ Dance Co. is an exploratory company of dance artists, working in collaboration to create and deliver dance experiences with impact based in the UK.
Led by choreographer/creative David West, EQ Dance Co. connects freelance artists with dancers to explore and enliven creative ideas in and around subjects such as mental health and the human experience.

Follow us on Instagram: @eqdanceco
Check out our website: https://www.eqdanceco.com/

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Dance

2023

Created by Noa Genazzano

Dates
Friday 4 November - Saturday 5 November
Time
8:00 pm
Days of the week
Friday and Saturday
Ticket price
£14.00
£12.00 (concessions)
£10.00 (southwark residents)
Online booking
Ticketsource

To speak to the box office directly, please ring us on 020 7701 0100.


2023 is a response to the growing need for change in the world we’re living in.

A change of awareness in how we relate to our earth is needed urgently. We are facing unprecedented challenges as a collective with our planet reaching saturating levels of pollution, overwhelmingly extreme temperatures, soil degradation and increasingly frequent natural disasters, but there is still time to shift the direction.

2023 invites the audience to reflect on their own relationship to the earth and takes us on a journey to glimpse a possibility of the world we are capable of creating when we reconnect with our planet.

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About Noa Genazzano / Universe In Motion

Born in Barcelona, Noa Genazzano was raised in NYC. She graduated from The Ailey School where she performed alongside Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. After relocating to London she worked with esteemed choreographers Maxine Doyle, Vinicius Salles, and Humanhood, among others.
In 2018 she founded Universe in Motion to inspire personal and global shifts in awareness through movement, meditation, and performance art. Her work, U Are The Universe, premiered at Triskelion Arts in NYC.

Follow Noa on Instagram: @universeinmotion
Check out Noa's website: www.noagenazzano.com

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Reviews

“Noa Genazzano’s performance and choreography is undeniably exciting. She, and the dancers, impressed us all with interesting, engaging, at times playful, and always mature, dance... She is a fresh, young talent and her art ought to be fostered”

Britton Fisher, Board Member The Joyce Theatre, New York City

"Noa’s artistic voice and vision is something special because of her fearless yet gentle movement to describe the most intimate and overwhelming story: Self-Realization. Her motivation to be a way-shower of her generation is outstanding. From the mundane illusion of what life appears to be, Noa takes you on a ride of self discovery to the beautiful moment where you realize you are a part of everything.”

Danica Paulos, Company Member Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Choreographer & Dancer
Noa Genazzano
Composers
James Keane & Joe Scott