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Unseen Beings - Tamar and Jo

This performance will take place outside at different locations around the city centre. Follow us on social media to find out the latest updates.

No need to book, just turn up.

About the work:

Unseen Beings is a highly visual work that looks at various aspects of human behavior and co-existence through dance, movement, physical theatre, costume and sound. Themes of  communication, collective and individual identity and belonging are explored through the lens of ‘the outsider’; taking an alien-like view on how such interactions and forms of expression play out in the modern day, and the ways in which social interaction has changed through the rise of social media; we are simultaneously more and less visible and connected to others and the world around us. 

Both a duet and a group version of the work will be seen throughout the festival.

Choreography/Performance: Tamar Draper & Jo Ashbridge
Sound: MyOneManBand
Mentor: TC Howard

Funded by Arts Council England Project Grants and Hull City Arts
Supported by Yorkshire Dance, Head’s Up Festival 

About the company:

Tamar & Jo are a Hull-based duet that create unique performance work incorporating elements of dance, physical theatre, visual arts, costume, and sound. They came together during Hull City of Culture 2107 when making a piece in celebration of and inspired by the Turner Prize exhibition, which formed the beginnings of their current work. 

As well as performing as a duo they also create high-quality work with communities, and have an interest in harnessing the natural talents of non-trained dancers and performers. 

They are inspired by artists that break the rules, Friday nights in the pub, and anything that makes them laugh.

Audience experience:

This is a dance performance that will take place outside. You will see people dancing in sheet-like costumes, covering the whole head and body with only the arms and feet visible. There are different sections of the work that will be seen at different times - some being more dance-based and others involving contact work between the performers as well as shapes and positions. The performers will interact with one another but not with the audience. 

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