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Today A(r)CT had the chance to perform at Regents Street as part of Summer Streets!!![ http://www.regentstreetonline.com/summerstreets/]IMG_2671

It was great to see Regents Street with no traffic, full of life, full of music, dance and other free events.

Maybe an opportunity to visit this street for something else rather than shopping!

Join us next Sunday 26th July at 3.30pm and 4.55pm!

Don’t miss out next Sunday is the last one!

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IMG_246226th June 2015: a great day at XTRAX/GDIF International Marketplace at Greenwich Dance, part of Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.

IMG_2454So proud to be part of such a big event amongst some of the most prestigious dance companies and outdoors live arts,  groups, such as Emergency Exit Arts, Conflux, StopGap Dane Company, Motionhouse, 2Faced Dance Company and many more.

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It is great to see the field of outdoors arts expanding and gaining more power.  Art does not only belong to theatres and galleries, it belongs outside with the people.For the people. 

Also, great to meet with so many inspiring people and hear about some very exciting ideas and projects.

IMG_2447Now A(r)CT is ready to continue its journey…

    Stay tuned! 

Many thanks to Rosie Spawls and Gabi Serani for their help on the event!

IMG_2170 Last week I had the great opportunity to work with Steve Lambert on Capitalism works for me TRUE/ FALSE. A totally life-changing, inspiring , unique experience, through which I finally witnessed what ART is really capable of! 

A live proof that art can inspire, can call for action, can open a conversation, can ask questions, can (to an extent) give answers, it can definitely make people react.. and hopefully make them ACT.

(We definitely need more art like this.)

Having discussed with more than 50 people the past few days gave me so much knowledge in many different aspects. It made me realise how important is especially nowadays to THINK!  To think and question everything you see or hear. And I say especially nowadays because we are susceptible to messages, adverts, news more than ever. And even worse we are cultivated with the idea that there isIMG_2173 NO need of Knowing… Surely there is something wrong and dishonest about this strategy…

Talking with people about the big subject of capitalism sometimes filled me with disappointment, anger or sadness, but some other times people’s words really gave me courage, inspiration, excitement,the power to continue…and loads of other emotions that cannot be described by typing on a keyboard. Some things can only be said, discussed and felt face to face. 

But where is the space for that? Do we have time to pause and discuss with a stranger about Capitalism???

and if not… maybe it’s capitalism itself that doesn’t allow us to do so.

IMG_2188Comments and thoughts made by people I had the chance to talk to:

‘We are made to think that capitalism works.’

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‘It’s time for change and we need change. But how do you make people understand and work towards it?  There is not much time left.’

‘We need to think the “me” as the whole world. We are all together in this. Then you can vote: Does Capitalism works for ‘me’?’

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   ‘And what is the solution? …Maybe is inside us?

Maybe… The first step is to question… Then I am sure.. all together, we can find a fairer solution for everyone.

But let’s just not accept once more to obey to money…

Now, it’s your time to vote..

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So What? 3

Posted: May 29, 2015 in News, Our Actions, Videos & Images

 

So What? 3 at Footprint Dance Festival.

Let’s PLAY!!!!

Posted: May 24, 2015 in News, Our Actions
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A really fun morning in Southbank! Encouraging young and older people to be creative! 🙂

Thank you for everyone that joined and shared a creative moment with us!

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just before the show… =) crazy team in action!

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A(r)CT at Friday League

Posted: May 12, 2015 in News, Our Actions

A(r)CT had the chance to be part of The Friday League on the 24th April, performing So What? together with a range of other pieces.

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   ‘So What?’ is an interactive piece of spontaneous choreography and    improvisation that can surprise, provoke, entertain and ask questions. It is    comment on what we ‘decide’ to see or hear and what not, what we think is  important and what really is.

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Performers: Julia Bengtsson, Madeleine Jonsson, Francis Maskens, Alexandra Phollien and Ellen Slatkin

Director: Eleni Papaioannou

Edited Soundtrack: Basscadet by Autechre, Les Marionettes by Zbigniew Preisner, Other Animals by Matmos andThe Path by Zoe Keating.

Voice Over: ‘Broken Records’ by Jacob Laurence Coventry-Peters

Many many thanks to all the brilliant performers Julia, Ellen, Francis, Alex and Madeleine, to Jimena for the amazing pictures, to Jacob for his great poem: ‘Broken Records’ and the Friday League team for their help. 

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So What?

Posted: March 8, 2015 in News, Our Actions
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On Saturday 28th of February A(r)CT presented ‘So What?’ as part of MOTUS festival: Adjustments at Milton Keynes.

‘So What?’ is a comment on people’s ignorance, indifference and inactivity to everything around us. It is a comment on what we ‘decide’ to see or hear and what not, what we think is 11046040_10203631458567376_1696141860_o 2important and what really is.

An interactive piece of spontaneous choreography and improvisation that surprised, provoked, entertained and asked questions.

Feedback from audience members:

“Brilliant creation! Created a very real sense of someone’s mind wandering – felt like I was daydreaming.” 

“The fact it was improv made it all amazing. Was stunning.”
 “Entertaining but confusing!”

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Performers: Ellen Slatkin, Jack Sergison, Julia Bengtsson.

Director: Eleni Papaioannou

Edited Soundtrack: Basscadet by Autechre, Les Marionettes by Zbigniew Preisner, Other Animals by Matmos andThe Path by Zoe Keating.

Voice Over: ‘Broken Records’ by Jacob Laurence Coventry-Peters

Many many thanks to all the brilliant performers Julia, Ellen and Jack, to Jimena for the amazing pictures, to Jacob for his great poem: ‘Broken Records’ and the MOTUS team for their feedback and help. 

For more visit: http://artforwhat.webs.com/staged-pieces