- Venue: Bramall Rock Void
More Information on Pursuit of Perfection
A work-in-progress sharing of a new dance-theatre show by dancer Louisa Keohane and director Jamie Fletcher.
“It started with the pursuit of perfection but eventually became a sadistic ritual of control. When you have bound yourself so tightly from an obsessive fear of failure, it takes a lot of guts to get help and deal with all the shame. This is my dance; my voice; my story.”
Through a mixture of contemporary dance, verbatim text, integrated creative BSL and storytelling, this dynamic and thought-provoking performance tells a true story of one woman’s personal journey dealing with anorexia as a dancer.
We will be hosting a post show discussion with the creative team in which audience feedback and reactions will be used to develop the next stage of this exciting show.
This event is part of our Furnace Festival 2021 – a week-long celebration of new work by new artists.
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
Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, 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
- - Socially Distanced