**** for 'Everything That Rises Must Dance' by Complicité

‘Everything That Rises Must Dance’ has received 4 stars from Dance Tabs!

Full review here: http://dancetabs.com/2018/10/sasha-milavic-davies-everything-that-rises-must-dance-london/?fbclid=IwAR2Q7Hw_KsLOi2Sh-eExWc0I4e5x6ckj19oL2bcV00hXtMzK7jW9tMa2PBw

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Photo credit: Outdoor arts company ‘Wet Picnic’

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Poison Ivy Walkabout for Gypsy Shrine

Last week I did some interactive walkabout for Gypsy Shrine’s press launch of their upcoming ‘Hallo-Queens’ collaboration with Warner Bros!

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Video of the event highlights can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/thegypsyshrine/videos/vb.1561262727535507/1095428150609985/?type=2&theater

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Frances Farmer: Zombie Movie Star

This week Frances Farmer: Zombie Movie Star has been featured in the Evening Standard as one of their recommended shows for London’s upcoming Horror Festival!

”On November 1, France Farmer: Zombie Movie Star shows that you can have it all even if you’re undead”

Full article here:

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/london-horror-festival-theatre-comedy-musical-a3948851.html

Running 1st-3rd November.

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Complicité in Time Out!

Yesterday our upcoming outdoor dance piece made it into Time Out’s feature on the ‘Dance Umbrella’ festival!

See below:

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Come and see us on the 29th Sept, 7th and 13th Oct!

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Rod Penn 'Swell Mob' Character Portraits

Whilst up in Edinburgh we were lucky enough to have photographer Rob Penn come in and get some portraits of characters from our 5* immersive show, 'The Swell Mob' by Flabbergast Theatre.

Here are a few of them: 

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 Roman Ackley and Chloé Doherty as Roman Ackley and Oliana Jung

Roman Ackley and Chloé Doherty as Roman Ackley and Oliana Jung

 Henry Maynard and Jordan Cooper as 'The Master' and Elizabeth

Henry Maynard and Jordan Cooper as 'The Master' and Elizabeth

 Dale Hughes and Rosy Pendlebury as Cornelias Fairweather and Tabby Skinner

Dale Hughes and Rosy Pendlebury as Cornelias Fairweather and Tabby Skinner

 Daniel Christoper as Mozart

Daniel Christoper as Mozart

 Jordan Chandler and Jordan Cooper as Elizabeth and Louisa

Jordan Chandler and Jordan Cooper as Elizabeth and Louisa

 Conrad Sharp as Billy  Director Henry Maynard took some great character portraits too!   See the ones of me below:

Conrad Sharp as Billy

Director Henry Maynard took some great character portraits too!

See the ones of me below:

 Photo credit: Swell Mob director, Henry Maynard

Photo credit: Swell Mob director, Henry Maynard

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Photo credit: Swell Mob director, Henry Maynard

Coming to London soon!

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Winter Walkabout for Gypsy Disco

This winter i'll be performing on select dates around the UK for Gypsy Circus' immersive chocolate festival with a variety of other fairytale themed characters and magical beings. I'll be waltzing around in a pair of 10 inch pleasers playing Alice when she grew too tall! More details to follow.

 For now, check out Jared's previous work: http://www.gypsydisco.co.uk/  Tickets available at: www.fantasticalchocolate.com   C x

For now, check out Jared's previous work: http://www.gypsydisco.co.uk/

Tickets available at: www.fantasticalchocolate.com

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London Horror Festival

This autumn i'll be directed a reworked version of 'Frances Farmer: Zombie Movie Star' (as seen as Vaults Fest '18) for this years London Horror Festival. We'll be on 1st-3rd November.

More acts to be released soon: https://www.londonhorrorfestival.co.uk/

Full details: https://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/frances-farmer-zombie-movie-star.html

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Three Weeks Editors Award!

I've just returned from Edinburgh and i'm pleased to announce that Flabbergast Theatre have received the Editors Award for their production of 'The Swell Mob.' Additionally to this, we also received 5 x 5* reviews. 

Here are a few of our most recent:

- http://www.threeweeksedinburgh.com/article/we-present-the-threeweeks-editors-awards-2018/

- https://bouquetsbrickbatsreviews.com/2018/08/25/the-swell-mob/

- https://www.theskinny.co.uk/festivals/edinburgh-fringe/theatre/the-swell-mob-assembly-george-square-studios

Catch it in London/Adelaide soon!

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Absolut's Pink Cathedral @ Elrow Town

This weekend i've been performing some walkabout for Elrow/Sink The Pink in their Pink Cathedral in collab. with Absolut. I performed a clown Marilyn Monroe and a piece of half drag. Costumes by Elrow's very own Nico and HMUA: Sophia of Squiggles and Wiggles (squigglesandwiggles.co.uk)

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Complicité's 'Everything That Rises Must Dance'

Very excited to announce that i've been asked to join the company of 'Everything That Rises Must Dance' by Complicité this autumn. We will perform on the 29th September and the 7th, 13th October. This piece is directed by Sasha Milavic Davies with music composed by Lucy Railton.

More details about the event can be found here: http://www.danceumbrella.co.uk/event/everything-rises-must-dance/

 Here’s a shot of me in rehearsals. Photo Credit: NOW Gallery  Hope to see you there!  C x

Here’s a shot of me in rehearsals. Photo Credit: NOW Gallery

Hope to see you there!

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5* for Swell Mob!

Next week I will be joining the cast of Flabbergast Theatre's 'The Swell Mob' for its final week at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Reviews below:

 4* The Scotsman    'come and join the Swell Mob for this really is immersive theatre at its best' 5* The Mumble  https://mumbletheatre.net/      'this show is a daringly unique experience, and one that surpasses any expectation you could have'  5* Broadway Baby  http://broadwaybaby.com/shows/the-swell-mob/736718       Catch it if you can! Mon-Sun (26th) at 7.45pm with additional 6pm shows Thurs-Sun.  C x

4* The Scotsman
 

'come and join the Swell Mob for this really is immersive theatre at its best'
5* The Mumble
https://mumbletheatre.net/

 

'this show is a daringly unique experience, and one that surpasses any expectation you could have' 
5* Broadway Baby
http://broadwaybaby.com/shows/the-swell-mob/736718

 


Catch it if you can! Mon-Sun (26th) at 7.45pm with additional 6pm shows Thurs-Sun.

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Rah Petherbridge Character Portraits

We were lucky enough to work with photographer Rah Petherbridge on a few character portraits for Lost Estate's 'Swan Lake: The Great Masked Ball'. Here are a few of mine below: 

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The Queen: Chloé Doherty
White Swan: Zoe Arshamian
The Prince: Liam Riddick
Black Swan: Chihiro Kawasaki
The Narrator: Fernando Mariano

Set Design: Darling and Edge
Costume Design: Philly Noone
Photography: Rah Petherbridge

You can check out the rest of Rah's portfolio here: http://www.rahpetherbridge.com/

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Swan Lake Review

Graham Watts (Critic and Chairman of of Critics' Circle Dance Section UK/National Dance Awards) reviewed Swan Lake in it's last week of shows: 

"Punchdrunk meets Petipa!

Come to a secret location, the invitation implored; don’t tell anyone, bring a mask and dress in something fancy! It was too tempting to resist.

The Great Masked Ball by The Lost Estate took place somewhere south of the River Thames in a place that one would never have found by accident.

Here was immersive theatre at its very best. Not intrusive but absorbing. Imagine dining at the Queen’s table waited upon by an
ensemble of outlandish characters, dressed and made up accordingly. At the heart of the experience was the story of Swan Lake with Liam Riddick as Siegfried, Zoe Arshamian as the White Swan and Chihiro Kawasaki as the Black Swan. Chloe Doherty was an extraordinary Queen of the Eastern Lakes and Fernando Mariano was the story’s narrator, Maximilian.

Choreographer, Eleesha Drennan, deconstructed and rearranged the traditional
narrative to put the tensions between the black and white swans at the core of her story , packing the central dance act with innovative and purposeful duets replete with passion and inventive partnered choreography. It was both a surprise and a real treat to see Swan Lake imagined in a different and fresh interpretation.

Live music came from The Arensky Chamber Orchestra with additional music composed by Stefan Rees with sound designer, Fraya Thomsen. Imaginative and vivid set designs were created by Darling and Edge and the fantastic costumes were the work of Philly Noone. The whole arresting enterprise was directed by James Hurley.

I can only imagine the complex logistics of running an interactive performance around 350 people at a banquet being served a 3-course meal and drinks in amongst the action. Oh, and by the way the food was excellent - I didn’t catch the name but the imaginative menu was designed by someone connected to Masterchef.

I wish I could advise you to see it but I’m afraid it has gone - vanished into the ether along with Von Rothbart! But, watch out for more by The Lost Estate because if this was anything to go by future productions (Opera and Ballet) will be more than worthwhile."

- @GWDanceWriter

Vote 100 @ Here East

This weekend I had the pleasure of working with LCF (along with other esteemed institutions such as V&A and Sadlers Wells) at their Vote 100 suffragete event at Here East. I spent the day performing an interactive walkabout act based looesly around the character of Seymour Fleming (Lady Worsley).

 

 Costume pattern taken from 'The Scandelous Lady W' and handmade by Vivien Wilson.  C x

Costume pattern taken from 'The Scandelous Lady W' and handmade by Vivien Wilson.

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The Swell Mob

From the 14th August i'll be up in Edinburgh working with Flabbergast Theatre again doing some walkabout in their new cabaret/immersive production. 

"Submerge yourself in the delights of our 1830s taproom; dance, sing, gamble, and cheat through this decaying world. Swig a London porter and become the hero, or swill bathtub gin and relish in the carousel. This night promises to thrill with award-winning clown, puppetry and cabaret. Lose yourself with The Swell Mob."

Tickets: https://www.assemblyfestival.com/whats-on/the-swell-mob

More info: https://www.broadwayworld.com/scotland/article/Flabbergast-Theatre-Brings-New-Immersive-Experience-to-Edinburgh-Fringe-20180719

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