JOHNNY AUTIN : 25 May – 7 June

As part of the Dance Insights Online programme, 2020 Artist in Residence Johnny Autin curates an exciting programme offering a unique insight into his creative inspiration. This is the third in the series Dance Insights Online – a curated online programme of performances, discourse and events, provocations and artistic inspirations.  Each programme will be online for two weeks and offer audiences an insight into the process and mind of the creator.

In the first week Johnny will be sharing a series of films and music that have proved inspirational, plus a presentation of his own work, Autin Dance Theatre’s  A Posi+tive Life followed by a fascinating Q & A with members of the cast and creative team.   In week 2 find out how Johnny is spending lockdown as he takes over our Instagram, and enjoy a Facebook Live discussion between Johnny and independent artistic director Orit Azaz.

 

INSPIRE / JOHNNY RECOMMENDS   

From Tuesday 26 May

Johnny shares his most influential albums and inspiring films, all available to listen/watch online during quarantine.

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LISTEN / MUSICAL INSPIRATION

Wednesday 27 May

Enjoy Johnny’s ‘mellow brain buzz’ Spotify playlist

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Posi+ive Life

WATCH / A POSI+IVE LIFE – Autin Dance Theatre

Friday 29 May, 4pmAvailable until 7 June

Premiere Screening.  An interactive sex ed’ and coming of age dance theatre experience for teenagers and young adults. Accept a special invitation to a house party like no other, where a web of stories around sex, love and relationships unveils, with audience participation and original scenography transporting the party guests to the heart of the story. An accessible and immersive theatre experience featuring dance, physical theatre, spoken word and BSL interpretation.

Duration: 60 minutes.

Age guidance 14+    Topics of sex, consent, identity and relationships. Some scenes of a sexual nature, strong language and images that some people may find distressing.

CREDITS: Choreography & Direction – Johnny Autin; Music – Richard Shrewsbury; Lighting, Design – Lizzie Moran; Performers – Katie Albon, Jasmine Gardosi, Shelley Eva Haden, Ashley Jordan, Michael Kelland, Donna Mullings; BSL Interpreter – Rachel Veazey; Dramaturg – Neus Gil Cortes; Theatre Practitioner – Olivia Winteringham; Sex & Relationship Educator – Gillian Leno; Dance Music Video Filmmaker – Jason Langdell; Creative Producer – Kirsten Tranter; Production Assistant – Annalise Cowan

Recorded on 15 January, 2019 at Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Filmed and edited by Parallax Visuals , Produced by Takt Productions.

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LISTEN / IN CONVERSATION

Friday 29 May, 5pm

Q&A on Facebook with members of the cast and the creative team

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FOLLOW / A DAY IN LOCKDOWN

Tuesday 2 June on Instagram Live

Johnny takes over our Instagram account to share his day with you.

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LISTEN / IN CONVERSATION: JOHNNY AUTIN JOINED BY ORIT AZAZ

Wednesday 3 June, 4pm on Facebook

Facebook Live discussion with Orit Azaz

Orit is an independent artistic director, theatre maker and facilitator with a long standing relationship with Nofit State Circus, leading the creative development of the company’s outdoor large scale work, including ParklifeBarricade and Open House. She created Something Good as part of Birmingham Cathedral’s 300th anniversary celebrations, working with artists and residents of all faiths and none and was co-artistic director of the pilot Shop Front Festival in Coventry in 2018. Orit is currently artistic director of Imagineer’s Bridge project 2018-20, a collision of art, engineering, circus and activism, and artistic associate for Bloomsbury Festival, inviting academics, artists and residents to explore creative project ideas together.

 

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