Orpheus

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 17TH MAY 2014

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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill, Wandsworth, London SW11 5TN 
 
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Dates:
8th April 2014 until 17th May 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Apr 8-10, 11-17, 25-30, May 1-17, Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Apr 8-10, 11-17, 25-30, May 1-17, Sat 2.30pm
 
PRICES
Apr 8-10 £15, Apr 11-17 £17.50 and £20, Apr 25-30, May 1-17 £20 & £22.50
 
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OrpheusFor the past two years Little Bulb Theatre have been working in collaboration with Battersea Arts Centre to create Orpheus, a 1930's Parisian retelling of the Orpheus myth, inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt. In this jazz-infused adaptation of the ancient mythological tale, they draw a parallel between the Greek figure Orpheus and the late gypsy jazz genius guitarist Django Reinhardt who kept playing even after losing the use of two fingers in his left hand. "It's a show with an epic sweep," writes Lyn Gardner in The Guardian, and by far and away the largest show to date from a company who gave us the "wildly successful" 'Operation Greenfield', about the growing pains of Christian teenagers intent on winning a village talent show. With Orpheus they've gone to a grand scale, using the setting of a magnificent 1930s Parisian-style music hall complete with an organ to explore the myth which is a story of love, of trying to put things right, and of how music can change things.

 

About Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

Carrying many of London's best fringe productions, the Battersea Arts Centre is one of the best off-West End theatres and art venues in the capital. A Grade II-listed building which was the former town hall, the BAC is now one of the country's biggest arts centres, housing studios and gallery space as well as a theatre. More about Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

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Gate 2, 188 Kirtling Street, Battersea, London SW8 | 27 minutes from Orpheus
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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) events

 
Kumon Maths And English: WorkshopKumon Maths And English: WorkshopWorkshop.1st October 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
Ongoing
Kumon Maths And English: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  20th January to 29th October 2014 - 3.30pm-6pm
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
Workshop.
Armine, SisterArmine, SisterUsing intense physicality, Teatr ZAR deliver a powerful performance through music and movement as a dedication to Armenian history, culture and the Armenian genocide.2nd October 2014Saturday 11th October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
On Soon
Armine, Sister
event > Theatre > Specialist
DATES  2nd to 11th October 2014 - 7.45pm
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
Using intense physicality, Teatr ZAR deliver a powerful performance through music and movement as a dedication to Armenian history, culture and the Armenian genocide.
Writers Group: WorkshopWriters Group: WorkshopA writers' workshop.2nd October 2014Thursday 16th October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
On Soon
Writers Group: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Thursday 2nd and Thursday 16th October 2014 - 7pm-9pm
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
A writers' workshop.
Life Drawing: WorkshopLife Drawing: WorkshopArt class.2nd October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
On Soon
Life Drawing: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
DATES  2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Oct 2014 - 7pm-9pm
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
Art class.
Homegrown Workshops (Ages 12-17)Homegrown Workshops (Ages 12-17)Take part in a high energy performance workshop.2nd October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
On Soon
Homegrown Workshops (Ages 12-17)
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
DATES  2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Oct 2014 - 5pm-6.30pm
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
Take part in a high energy performance workshop.
Dickson & Chalmers: How To Make Two Outfits Out Of OneDickson & Chalmers: How To Make Two Outfits Out Of OneA two-women experimental chamber opera inspired by the life and work of Franco-American artist, socialite and feminist Niki De Saint Phalle. Co-created and performed by Jane Dickson (composer, sound artist) and Nic Chalmers, (librettist, performance artist).3rd October 2014Saturday 4th October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
On Soon
Dickson & Chalmers: How To Make Two Outfits Out Of One
event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
DATES  Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2014 - 9pm
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
A two-women experimental chamber opera inspired by the life and work of Franco-American artist, socialite and feminist Niki De Saint Phalle. Co-created and performed by Jane Dickson (composer, sound artist) and Nic Chalmers, (librettist, performance artist).
How To Make Two Outfits Out Of One: ScratchHow To Make Two Outfits Out Of One: Scratch3rd October 2014Saturday 4th October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
On Soon
How To Make Two Outfits Out Of One: Scratch
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2014 - 9pm
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
Ballroom And Latin Dance ClassBallroom And Latin Dance ClassLearn the skills of ballroom and Latin dance.3rd October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
On Soon
Ballroom And Latin Dance Class
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
DATES  3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st Oct 2014 - 7.30pm-8.30pm
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
Learn the skills of ballroom and Latin dance.
Fun PalacesFun PalacesMark the 100th birthday of theatre director and cultural innovator Joan Littlewood with Fun Palaces, a communal celebration of arts, culture and science. The event features treasure trials, dancing, creativity and walking.4th October 2014Sunday 5th October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Fun Palaces
event > Theatre > Fringe | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October 2014
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
Mark the 100th birthday of theatre director and cultural innovator Joan Littlewood with Fun Palaces, a communal celebration of arts, culture and science. The event features treasure trials, dancing, creativity and walking.
Yogapilates: WorkshopYogapilates: WorkshopYogaPilates combines the latest body research with classic techniques.4th October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC),   Lavender Hill      SW11 5TN
Category: event
On Soon
Yogapilates: Workshop
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
DATES  4th, 11th, 18th and 25th Oct 2014 - 8.45am-9.45am
VENUE  Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 
YogaPilates combines the latest body research with classic techniques.
 

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