THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

Liz Aggiss is THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

As the final part of the opening night and to lighten up the mood, the formidable Dame Aggiss – the Vivienne Westwood of the contemporary dance World – will perform an extract of her celebrated solo ‘The English Channel’ in the basement club of The Grand Hotel. The piece is the culmination of her considerable body of experience over the past 60 years and contains her signature maverick approach to movement. There is depth and a vision to The English Channel that looks forward as well as channelling the past. Mortality is in view and the seedy ‘Phoenix Nights’ backdrop of The Langtry is the perfect setting for this witty commentary on life and death.

Liz Aggiss is THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

After 60 years, Liz Aggiss finally gives herself permission to do what she damn well pleases. Better late than never! She’s reached an age where doing the right thing is optional. Should she please you, or should she please herself?

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL is the story of a career forged in the heady waters of performance art and dance-film. It vividly depicts Liz Aggiss resuscitating herself back into the on-stage limelight. In the process, she becomes an unwitting channel for wilful women and forgotten archives; a conduit for hidden histories and buried truths. She is your cunning connection to ‘the other side’; a witty commentator on life and death; on the pain, pleasure and paradox of the stage.

Using her body as the medium through which to act out and act up, the choreography and texts (written by Aggiss) are framed by contemporary and archival film (Joe Murray). The specially composed music score (by Alan Boorman/Wevie) includes some knock-out musical numbers. Surprise guests are channelled into being.

On a stage of chaos anything can happen, nobody can leave, everyone is present. Knock twice for yes.

Details

  • Where: Langtry’s Bar, The Grand Hotel
  • When: Friday evening
  • Times: 20.30

Location

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