Nic Green: Cock and Bull
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7.30pm
Nic Green, with Laura Bradshaw and Rosana Cade present,
Cock and Bull
Originally conceived for the eve of the 2015 UK general election, Cock and Bull saw three females convene to perform their own, alternative, party conference. Exploring power, voice, agency and sustainability, they used the most heard phrases from governmental rhetoric to dismantle and redress dominant paradigms of power and Politics.
Responding to the meaninglessness and repetition of empty political promises, the privilege of the governmental elite and the deep discontent of an increasingly disproportionate and divided society, this work was part protest, part catharsis, part exorcism. It became, in part, a demonstration of togetherness.
Cock and Bull is a transforming choreography of words and a passionate speech of the body, underpinned with the real-time energy of political dissatisfaction and tory tongue-speak.
Delivered in partnership with the Tyne Theatre and Opera House.
Artist bio: Work under the artistic direction of Nic Green crosses and combines dance, theatre, sonics and site-specific performance practice. Her work has been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally to critical acclaim, receiving sell-out audiences in the Barbican’s main house, the Arches Award for Theatre Directors, ‘Best Production’ at Dublin Fringe Festival and a Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Fringe. Nic is currently working on TURN, a sited work for bells, song and radio broadcast speech (www.turn.org.uk). She is based in Glasgow.
Hidden Civil War was a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that exposed, collated and presented evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today. Hidden Civil War, a collaborative project, commissioned by The NewBridge Project and developed in partnership with East St Arts, Hands on Film Lab, Metal, Paper Rhino, Mark Donne, Taryn Edmonds, Chris Erskine, Julia Heslop, Beth Ramsay, Julie Tomlin, Vicky Ward and Aisha Zia. Hidden Civil War was delivered with the support of partner venues; Cobalt Studios, Tyne Theatre, Summerhill Bowling Club and The Cumberland Arms. Accompanying publication, The Precariat is produced by Paper Rhino.