Fuse: Getting by // dance
Laurie is a poet and playwright from Merseyside. She is a Barbican Young Poet and winner of the 2015 Outspoken performance poetry award. She was also chosen to be a part of the BBC Words First Project. Her most recent play TWIX (2016) was labelled a "new writing triumph" (A Younger Theatre).
"Getting by was a strange theme to respond to because it sounds like quite an inoffensive casual theme at first, but the more I tried to explore it the more I realise that: 1) the basics involved in 'getting by' are becoming increasingly difficult for people of all ages, but especially the already vulnerable, and 2) focusing on 'getting by' as an individual can be used as an excuse for not looking closely at what is actually happening around you, and can stop you taking action/speaking out because you're focusing on yourself and keeping your head down."
George has been writing and performing poetry in Manchester for the last two years. He has worked with Roundhouse and BBC Radio 1 Xtra for the nationwide Words First scheme whilst organising his own collaborative poetry night with Manchester-based composers. Alongside poetry, George’s passion lies with theatre having recently performed in 1121's latest production at HOME Manchester.
Luke Dowling is a London based performer who studied Musical Theatre at Italia Conti. Luke’s dance credits include A Night With Anton and Erin, placing fifth in the IDO World Tap Championships. His theatre credits include Singin’ in the Rain (UK and international tour) and Footloose (UK tour). Luke’s also a keen musician playing piano, bass, guitar and drums. Luke is excited to be performing at Fuse for the first time and has enjoyed choreographing a contemporary and tap piece to spoken word.
Fuse is a festival of multi-medium performance presented by YEP producers. Responding to the theme of 'getting by', 12 emerging artists will create a performance that includes spoken word, music, dance, physical theatre and classical art. See it at the Everyman for £2, Thu 9 Mar & Fri 10 Mar 2017.
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