Dinner & Entertainment

Presentation for the MFA Choreography module ‘Performance of Heritage’, Spring 2016. Michaelis Theatre, University of Roehampton, London. March 2016. A collaboration with Orley Quick.

Dinner & Entertainment is an interactive performance and installation. The work is a place of exchange and dialogue, and is situated around a dinner table laden with international packaged ready-meals. Exploring the notion of ‘heritage’ within the artists’ and audience’s autobiographies, the messiness and complexity of cultural identity and self-representation are exposed through stages of absurdity.

“an improvised event, emerging from a well-prepared and thoughtful score between the two performers. The aim is clear – to make transparent the hybrid nature of any body’s heritage.”
– Emilyn Claid, Professor of Choreographic Practice, University of Roehampton

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Photos by Paul Hughes