Gary Clarke Compay: Wasteland

The Show:

This thrilling yet deeply touching production takes a close look at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. A fractured relationship between a father and son is at the heart of the story, and as we see one generation grind exhaustedly to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene, where derelict warehouses and abandoned work spaces became home for a new-found community of music and dance.

Bringing together Clarke’s vivid physical dance language performed by a company of exceptional dancers, a community cast of male singers, brass musicians, archive film footage, a powerful rave soundscore and unique art work by Jimmy Cauty (co-founder of The KLF), WASTELAND dives head first into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism and survival.

★★★★★ “Its stunning combination of movement, music and imagery makes for an unforgettable work of angry, emotional, celebratory, political dance.”
The Herald Scotland

Workshops:

Wasteland workshop and show package.

Date options: Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 October
Price : £250 + show tickets

As part of this exciting integrated package, participants (aged 14+) take part in an individually tailored 3 hour movement and creative workshop, watch a live performance of Wasteland and have an opportunity to give a critical response as part of an engaging post show discussion.
This package provides participants and gatekeepers with an insight into the decline of the British coal mining industry and the birth of rave sub-culture in the UK as well as a rare opportunity to see a new live theatre production and a platform to voice opinions and responses to Wasteland, as audience members.

Behind the scenes of Wasteland package.

Friday 25 October
Price: £180 + show tickets

Participants (aged 14+) engage in an individually tailored 1-hour seminar with choreographer and artistic director, Gary Clarke, witness a closed company technical rehearsal live on stage, watch a performance of Wasteland and are invited to give a critical response as part of an engaging post show discussion.
This package provide participants and gatekeepers with an insight into the decline of the British coal mining industry and the birth of rave culture in the UK, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the choreographer Gary Clarke, his work to date and the theatre industry in general. Participants further explore Gary’s research through exclusive access to his sketch books, notes, documentary film footage and interview archives. They also have a rare opportunity to see a new live theatre production from technical rehearsal to public performance and a platform to voice opinions and responses to the show as audience members.

Schools tickets for Wasteland are £11.50 each, and one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased.
To find out more about the workshop, please contact Laura Barber on engagementgcc@gmail.com
Please note workshops and ticket discounts are subject to availability.