Words by Qiao Lin Tan. In speaking about writer Audre Lorde, Dam Van Huynh comments, “When she wakes up, she is politics… In a way, I also describe myself in that manner.” Dam’s glittering list […]
Words by Francesca Matthys. A gasp of breath and shudders of whispers lure us into the haunted world of It Begins in Darkness by Seke Chimutengwende. We are immediately thrown into panic, loss, uncertainty and […]
What speaks back to you when you call out? Souls and Cells by Akeim Toussaint Buck and Crystal Zillwood embodies this and invites us to witness an embodied ritual. Ritual is indeed present in the […]
Words by Qiao Lin Tan. In early September, The Place’s Choreodrome residency artists performed in Touch Wood, a work-in-progress showcase that marks the end of Choreodrome season. Each artist was allowed 10 minutes of stage […]
Words by Jodie Nunn. THE REVENGE OF POPPERFACE is the first instalment of the POPPERFACE Trilogy, the brain-child of choreographer and Horizon 2023 Artist, Gareth Chambers. Chambers isn’t one to shy away from the dark […]
Words by Stephanie Burrell. Stephanie took part in our Guest Writers programme supported by Arts Council England. Jazz Arts Re-Wired was a night of fourteen works of varied Jazz Dance Theatre expressions by emerging and […]
Words by Francesca Matthys. Temitope Ajose bursts in to The Place’s bar foyer unexpectedly embodying what we have all come to see. Lady Macbeth, a character plagued by her own demise. In this first encounter […]
Words by Sarah Lapinsky. Sunniva Moen Rørvik aka Big Papa Slug (they/them) certainly made a splash at the opening night of Resolution festival at The Place. In the festival focused on supporting the development of […]
It’s not everyday you watch a performance that changes your perception of your country, but Yishun is Burning by Berlin-based Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai did exactly that.
Hannah Draper speaks to artist Sarah Hopfinger about Sarah’s work Pain and I, a piece which explores what it’s like to live with chronic pain.