27th Feb 7:30pm
Students free / pwyc
Needless Alley is a collective comprised of five multidisciplinary artists intertwining their different practices which ranges from poetry, dance, sound art, visual art and performance.
Together, we create experimental performances in which each artistic practice is individually developed live on stage. Mixing $hift$ moody and atmospheric sounds to Needless Alley's performance making techniques, In Embryo is an exploration of narrative. Using constant improvisation and collaboration, different art forms collide on stage whilst responding to the same theme, in search of a storyline.
In Embryo is being developed with support from Battersea Arts Centre and Camden People's Theatre and will tour from end of March to nation-wide and international festivals.
Inspired by the fascinating life of Emma Hamilton and her performances of 'Attitudes';
Anna Kompaniets and Lenka Horakova of Akleriah, in collaboration with filmmaker Jason Wen and Drama lecturer and theatre director Jillian Wallis and her students from the Faculty's Department of Humanities, resurrect Emma Hamilton's story in relation to the contemporary female.
Mixing contemporary and traditional devices, audiences will be taken on a journey into the world of a person whom, 'once-upon-a-time', was the most famous woman from England. Though she bore the only child of England's ninth most popular figure of all time, Admiral Nelson, she was a remarkable and historic person in her own right: a trendsetter, a fashion icon, artists' muse, a celebrity loved and admired by the men and women of Europe; the amazing and tragic Lady Emma Hamilton.
Intrigued by Emma's rise from poverty to fame and her ultimate fall, the piece looks at the relevance of 'Attitudes' today. Through symbolism and iconography, questions are raised about the fragility of her character, the significance men have played in her life, as well as her innermost feelings, seeking to draw parallels to women today.
Performances will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of February at The Queen's House, Greenwich, at the times of 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Each performance will last 15 minutes.
Emma Hamilton's Attitudes Renewed
The Queen's House
15 - 16 Feb | 12-6 hourly
15 minute performance