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FILM BLOCK: Back to Back Theatre | Hugo Glendinning & Tim Etchells/Forced Entertainment

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Feb 26, 2016
Feb 26, 2016
Segal Theatre



Photo courtesy of the artists

Photo courtesy of the artists

6:30pm – 6:50pm
Back to Back Theatre
The Democratic Set: North Melbourne + Edinburgh (Australia, 2012)
6 minutes 33 seconds + 8 minutes 30 seconds | Segal Theatre (70 seats)

*Introduction by Professor Peter Eckersall (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

THE DEMOCRATIC SET Edinburgh was presented at the Edinburgh International Festival with Lung Ha’s Theatre Company and Indepen-dance.

THE DEMOCRATIC SET is a residency model for creating short films and performances, to explore the belief that all people are, in principle, equal and should enjoy social, political and economic rights and opportunities. THE DEMOCRATIC SET uses a custom‑made film set, a neutral room with two opposing doors. Disturbingly obvious and tantalizingly strange, THE DEMOCRATIC SET is a rapid series of short live performances and screen‑based video portraits created in collaboration with communities. THE DEMOCRATIC SET is a cavalcade of portrait, soapbox and drama.

Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary theatre imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique ensemble of actors with a disability, giving voice to the social and political issues that speak to all people. Based in the regional center of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognized and respected contemporary
theatre companies. Back to Back Theatre makes work locally and presents it globally, touring extensively to national and international festivals and cultural institutions. In addition to its professional practice, Back to Back collaborates intensively with communities around the world.



Photo courtesy of Hugo Glendinning & Tim Etchells

6:50pm – 7:30pm
Hugo Glendinning & Tim Etchells/Forced Entertainment
– Uncertain Fragments (UK, 2016)
39 minutes | Segal Theatre (70 seats)

Film essay reflecting on the work and process of the world-renowned UK performance ensemble, Forced Entertainment, combining interview fragments, performance excerpts, backstage, and rehearsal room material from diverse projects, focused around an excerpt from the group’s 2001 performance, First Night.

Hugo Glendinning has been working as a photographer for 27 years. His output stretches across the cultural industries from fine art collaborations in video and photography, through production and performance documentation to portrait work. He is regularly commissioned by The RSC, National Theatre and Royal Opera House.

Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in the UK whose work shifts between visual art, performance and fiction. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment. Recent publications include Vacuum Days (Storythings, 2012) and While You Are With Us Here Tonight (LADA, 2013). He is currently Professor of Performance & Writing at Lancaster University.