Spring – 2020
Surge are hosting a series of free performance workshops and showings relating to our Spring residency programme. .
These workshops and showings are open to all and will take place at our rehearsal space on the 2nd Floor, 51 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7HF. Please email Melanie Jordan at email@example.com if you have any questions or to book your free place, or call the office on 0141 248 6910
|The Doing Group|
WORKSHOP: Wednesday 11th March, 11.30am – 1pm
SHOWING: Friday 14th February, 4pm
In a world that would rather erase us, self documentation is a radical act. Our stories, our archives, re-imagine normalcy and renegotiate power.
This work combines two performers’ practices to reframe ‘othered’ bodies. Using movement, layered with film and sound manipulations this work will reclaim the way in which our media positions bodies outside of the normative white frame.
The workshop we will offer in association with this residency will be exclusively open for artists of colour, and would offer activities and techniques for reframing bodies on stage. This will include elements of sound and movement rooted in the development of Hanna and Lou’s collaborative research.
The Workshop will take place at our rehearsal space on the 2nd Floor, 51 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7HF. Please email Melanie Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your free place, or call the office on 0141 248 6910.
WORKSHOP: Wednesday 18th Mar, 11.30am – 1pm
Continuing the research and development of the intimate performance show Naked Truth. Naked Truth is a performance experience for one audience member at a time where the artist is nude and the audience member is also free to be so. Informed by research into the social role of the confidante, Naked Truth is an exploration of intimacy, trust and confession.
The workshop is an introduction to the own practice and experience of exploring and making intimate performance work and work for small audiences. It will involve sharing some of my own research, some practical exercises and information on safeguarding and wellbeing.
SHOWING: Friday 27th March, 12pm onwards
Naked Truth is a one-to-one intimate performance for one audience member at a time, please read the information below before coming to your performance. Please arrive at least five mins before the start time, as latecomers may not be admitted.
How often do you get 20 minutes of somebody’s time? How often do you feel you can share or confess your thoughts without being judged, or get to experience an intimate, human connection with a stranger? We all crave intimacy, but often fear the risks and vulnerability that it brings.
In Naked Truth the artist is fully nude and so cannot hide anything from you. You can request that they put on a robe, or you are also welcome to disrobe yourself at any point during the performance. It is a safe space, and anything you talk about will be kept anonymous.
Both the Workshop & Sharing are open to all and will take place at our rehearsal space on the 2nd Floor, 51 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7HF. Please email Melanie Jordan at email@example.com to book your free place, or call the office on