Dionysos: Music, Live Art & Celebration
Tickets £15 (£13 concs)
Award-winning drag fabulist and lip-synch maestro Dickie Beau has made his name channelling the voices of others. From a lecture by Peter Sellars to creating LOST in TRANS based on Narcissus and Echo and the responses to that show, Dickie discovered a profound link between his own artistic investigations and the origins of theatre.
In this never-before-seen performance ‘lecture’, Dickie shares the story of why he became inspired by the Greek canon and how lip-syncing became his Greek mask.
After the performance join us for DJ Lates in the Almeida Cafe Bar with DJ Stewart Who?
Fri 11 Sep 10.30pm
London-based actor, physical performer and intrepid drag fabulist, Dickie Beau, is a postmodern cultural pickpocket, maverick theatre-maker and twisted video star; looting a range of performance traditions, from "low culture" to "high art", in the creation of distinctive performance experiences.
Within his approach, Dickie draws on many other performance traditions, including clowning, theatre, vaudeville, dance and mime, without being exclusive to one school's rules. He merges the sensibility of contemporary culture with queer twists and informed echoes of the past.
Increasingly combining his own original video and sound work with live performance, he crosses over, stands at the edges, and lies in between conventions. He has taken his work to a wide range of audiences in truly diverse settings: nightclubs, art galleries, cabaret bars, cinemas, museums, theatres, fashion shows, festivals, online, in stores and on the street.
Please note the performance contains strong language of a sexual nature.