"BAC seeks out the future with artists who dance around the edge of sound, theatre and music."
From today until 20th May, the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) is hosting Burst - an apt title for a short season of performances that is so packed in it looks like it could explode. Over the next 16 nights out that involves...
- 9 music gigs
- 15 theatre shows
- 4 performance lectures and poetry nights
- 4 sound installations
- 4 premieres
- 4 workshops
- 12 Scratch performances
- 12 shows commissioned by BAC
- 1 huge Trashy party
The huge Trashy party this Saturday night sounds like a particularly good way to kick off the festival:
"Burst delivers BAC's second Trashy Multi Art-Form Bingo Blowout after the huge success of its first outing in OctoberFest. Funded by the Moose Foundation for the Arts, Trashy will take over the entire BAC building, serving as a pre-Scratch melting pot of multi-art-form collaboration with the theme of Pirates and Ninjas, and the policy that kissing is cool but fighting is better."
In the programme, there is also the Midland Aquaphiliacs, a show about Britain's most land-locked city and its residents who keep images of the sea on their wall. Richard Thomas (co-writer and composer of Jerry Springer: The Opera) presents 21st Century Song Cycle, a music-studded power-hour of songs full of gags, slags and love bursts. Site-specific sages Punchdrunk present the quest of a wave in BAC's attic.
Trashy is on this Saturday night, 6th May, 7pm til late, £8 / £5 Concs. For more information and to book for all events in Burst, go to the BAC website here.