Performance

Utopian Voices Here & Now: Project O
New Wing
Performances on Thursday 21 July 19.00-19.30, Friday 22 July 19.00-19.30, Saturday 23 July 13.00-13.30, Free admission, advance booking required

Project O is a collaboration between performers Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small that arose out of a shared desire to address issues around culturally ingrained racism and sexism in the UK. The duo aim to comment on their experience of being black, mixed race and female in a society still not completely free from its colonial past. With intimate and urgent choreography that make visible positions of otherness, the artists imagine ways of no longer seeming ‘other’. Within an intimate setting they will perform, Native Instincts: Psychic Labours, featuring sound by Verity Susman.
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Installation & Participatory Performance,
The Storm: A Utopian Forecast for London?
Wednesday 29 June 2016, 19.00-21.00
Utopia Treasury, Great Arch Hall, Free Booking Required

A participatory performance by artist collective Fourthland in collaboration with the UCL Urban LaboratoryThe Storm explores the stages of regeneration throughout London and questions our relationship to public and private spaces.

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Erica Scourti: Personal Proxies
Monday 30 May, 20.00-21.00
Part of Block Universe, 30 May – 5 June 2016

Block Universe, London’s annual festival of performance art, returns for it's second edition from 30 May - 5 June 2016, to celebrate cutting-edge performance at the cross-section of contemporary visual art, dance and music. Block Universe is pleased to present this new commission Personal Proxies by artist Erica Scourti.

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Art Night: Physique of Consciousness - Xu Zhen, Produced by MadeIn Company
Saturday 2 July 2016, 17.00 – 00.00

Xu Zhen presents the first mass UK performance of the ongoing project Physique of Consciousness in our courtyard, in collaboration with hundreds of participants from across London.

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Vertical: Le Patin Libre
12 – 16 January 2016

The hit of Dance Umbrella 2014 returned for a limited run at Somerset House’s ice rink in January 2016.

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Florence Peake: Voicings
13 & 14 June 2015
Part of Block Universe, 8-14 June 2015

Florence Peake’s practice places drawing, painting and sculptural elements in relationship to the moving body. In this new commission, ‘Voicings’, Peake is working with the phenomenon of 'channeling' where a person embodies a spirit, entity or personality from another space-time. This performance explores the boundaries of theatricality and physicality in the process of becoming a 'channel'.

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PJ Harvey
Recording in Progress
16 January - 14 February 2015

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In the Beginning was the End

A dreamthinkspeak production presented by Somerset House Trust and King's Cultural Institute
28 January – 30 March 2013

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