Superheroes Don't Give a Sh*t

Superheroes Don’t Give a Sh*t | 超能人廢能事

A devised, site-specific and immersive piece I’m co-directing; shows are from the 9th-19th October.

Photo: Ivor Houlker

Photos from European Physical Theatre Workshops

Yesterday we had the last session of the first phase of the European Physical Theatre Practice workshops that I’m teaching in Hong Kong. This involved the students devising as a whole group for the first time, to put some of the techniques/tools learnt during the course into practice, and to try collaborating on a larger scale. I was very impressed with what they came up with, with hardly any intervention from me – there are some photos below:
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West Northumbrian Morris Review

Our Morris/Popular Culture show was reviewed in London City Nights:

“When I saw Ivor Lloyd and Jake Harrison emerge with bells attached to their knees and an accordion in tow my heart sank a little bit more, but I very quickly warmed to them. Standing atop a blue stool Ivor delivered a neatly clipped and vaguely Pythonesque treatise on “The Influence of West Northumbrian Morris Dancing in Popular Culture” interspersed with snippets of dancing.”

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The West Northumbrian Morris in Popular Culture

With Jake Harisson, performed at Camden Image Gallery, 1st February, 2014. In this performance I was mainly in the role of writer/director. I also performed as a musician in the piece, while Jake did most of the hard work delivering the text and dancing the choreography.

Photos by Geraldine Gallavardin

Festa Farina e Forca

Festa Farina e Forca

Festa Farina e Forca was performed in the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa in Palermo on 25th July 2013.  This was a large scale site-specific piece that stretched around three streets and two warehouses (old aircraft hangars).  The audience followed the procession between the sites, led by a band of folk musicians/dancers, in a close parallel to a local cultural event – the feast of the Santa Rosalia.
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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-changes was performed in the gardens at Goldsmiths College on 24th-27th June 2013. The performance was conceived, devised and performed by Ivor Houlker, Michelle Li, Jeanelle Archer and Henrik Oppermann.