An Atypical Brain Damage – Transform 19
- Venue: Other Space
- Age Guidance: 18+
- Other: Venue: Canal Mills
- Languages: Various (includes English surtitles)
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TIANZHUO CHEN (CHINA)
A GLOBAL SNAPSHOT BETWEEN KITSCH, APOCALYPSE AND EAST MEETS WEST.
Tianzhuo Chen’s dark pop opera combines quotations from pop, folklore, corporate identity and social media. In An Atypical Brain Damage, big city fashion arrogance goes side by side with the camouflage jackets of Chinese rice-growers. An ecstatic and immersive spectacle that is part club, part performance, part culture clash.
One of the most exciting and controversial artists of his time, Tianzhuo Chen’s work is at the edges of visual and performance art, and has travelled everywhere from Vienna Festival to Palais de Tokyo. This is the first presentation of Chen’s work in Leeds, the city where his artistic career began.
‘A larger-than-life combination of the fantastical and nightmarish.’
– i-D Magazine
Co-produced by steirischer herbst, SPIELART Festival and SPRING Utrecht.
Presented as part of Transform 19, a festival of powerful international performance – 26 April – 4 May 19 – transformfestival.org
Cast & Credits
By Tianzhuo Chen /
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance