Performances and Exhibitions
Project Godie Exhibition
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Running until 08.01.2017
Project Godie explores the shared industrial, military and cultural heritage of the North East of England and Japan. Today the North East enjoys strong business relations with Japan, not the least of which is Nissan whose presence at Sunderland is significant. However, the region’s cultural and commercial exchanges with Japan run deeper than might first be thought.
Japanese warships were once built on the banks of the River Tyne in Elswick. Five graves occupied by Japanese nationals lie nearby in St John's Cemetery, showing us that their time here was more than simply a business exchange.
All Saints' Church
Lower Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Friday, 12 Aug, 2016 8:00pm
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2016 8:00pm
Surface Area Dance Theatre in partnership with collaborating national and international artists invites you to participate in Project Godie. This commemorative encounter directs a twisting and tightening of the grotesquely beautiful in an arena of physical and sonic action.
As well as commissioning critically-acclaimed New York artist Vangeline, who specializes in the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh. Surface Area Dance Theatre will position climactic noise duo Trans/Human within the staging. To be performed in the evocative surroundings of All Saints Church in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Project Godie is a multi-platform exploration of the shared industrial, military and cultural heritage of the north east of England and Japan. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund
It is foreseen that the live performances of Project Godie may contain adult content.
A SURFACE AREA DANCE THEATRE CIC PROJECT
We are a limited company registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) on 14th May 2007. Company number 6245579