Bar Story

15 Jul 2016 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm Free

Two 25 minute performances at 3.30pm and 6.30pm

Live dance performance by Etta Ermini Dance Theatre

Best known for her entertaining high energy physical theatre performances in outdoor performance settings (Roadworks, Picnic), Etta Ermini Dance Theatre and partner organisation Artstrust Productions invite audiences to immerse themselves in a piece of dance theatre inspired by that ubiquitous institution, the local pub.

Set at a transformable bar and deftly blurring the boundaries between watching and socialising, Bar Story is a new outdoor work created in collaboration between Artstrust Productions and Etta Ermini Dance Theatre. The work is a 25-minute portrayal of two bar tenders and a punter engaged in a quirky Saturday night escapade at the local pub. It uses humour, high energy dancing and acrobatics, non-verbal storytelling and insightful observation to make an entertaining commentary on 21st century social interaction and communication issues.

The bar is used by three experienced performers skilled in various dance styles including contemporary and urban dance, as well as acrobatics, acro-balancing and physical theatre as a set to perform on and as a potential real bar for spectators before the show, enhancing the sense of a bar/pub setting, and developing a sense of participation. The bar is a pivotal element in the show, transforming the space, enhancing the narrative through bar-specific props, spurting water and its multifunctional character.

Margaret Powell Square
500 Marlborough Gate
Milton Keynes

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