Theatre Event

A Positive Life - mixed bill

Autin Dance Theatre presents

A Positive Life - mixed bill

A Birmingham Fest event

21 Jul in the Main House @ 8pm

Anticipated running time: 1 hours
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

Autin Dance Theatre returns to The Crescent for a brand new digitally interactive dance theatre experience featuring an international cast of eight professional physical theatre performers, alongside the award-winning all-male sister company Man Made Youth Company, and a post-show talk with the artists.

The Longest Hour | Taksim Square | Out of Touch | A Positive Life

A Positive Life: mixed bill includes three works from Autin Dance Theatre with an interactive and digital art gallery and a unique Mobile App, along with a performance from sister-company Man Made Youth Company – Birmingham’s award-winning and first independent all-male youth Company.

Taksim Square is a powerful piece of dance theatre inspired by the popular protests in Turkey. Out of Touch is a study on the physical and emotional nature of touch. And Autin DT's latest work A Positive Life follows five individuals living with HIV in a moving and life-affirming journey of self-acceptance.

“Autin’s vulnerability and his instinctive, almost feral approach to movement make Taksim Square impressive as an intense physical portrait of someone under duress.” Nicholas Minns

“Autin points a finger at the stigma that stubbornly clings to this disease, but it’s the tenacious hope of HIV survivors that has a lasting resonance”

The Longest Hour is inspired by the centenary of the First World War and more particularly by the relationships between the young soldiers on the front-line and the hope they were holding onto in the last hour before the armistice was declared. Man Made Youth Company won Newcomer of The Festival Award last year (Birmingham Fest, 2014).

Autin DT is a Birmingham-based professional dance theatre company that produces engaging artistic performances, provides an extensive learning and participation programme and is supported by Arts Council England, mac birmingham and DanceXchange.

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Tickets: £10 (Concessions: £7)

Part of Birmingham Fest

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