Absolutely Cultured is proud to present an evening of physical performance in partnership with the University of Hull, taking place on 25 and 26 November.
The event is part of a series of pilots over the next year, which aim to offer more opportunities to experience dance and physical performance in Hull.
Acting as a double bill, each evening features two shows; “Triptych” by Hull-based artist Kristin McGuire and “Unbroken” by Nikki Rummer, one half of duo Nikki & JD.
“Triptych” is a series of three short choreographies that explore pole dance as an art form, which requires a great deal of sensuality, physical strength, balletic elegance and gymnastic grace. The performance incorporates mapped projections that evolve as the dance progresses across the performance area.
This piece is performed by Kristin McGuire whose professional dance career spans more than 20 years of performing and choreographing for an eclectic range of international dance and theatre companies, including Cirque du Soleil and Mark Bruce Company
“Unbroken” is the debut solo performance by physical theatre and circus artist, Nikki Rummer, on tour in autumn 2021 and spring 2022. One bittersweet Christmas, three generations of the Rummer family are summoned home for one last gathering. Combining her talent for storytelling and her unique movement language inspired by her acrobatics, gymnastics and capoeira practice, Rummer tells a very personal story with universal resonance.
There will be a post-show artist talk following the second night performance, featuring both Nikki Rummer and Kristin McGuire, along with Absolutely Cultured’s CEO and Artistic Director, Stephen Munn. Tickets for 26 November automatically include access to this post-show talk and both the performance and talk will be BSL interpreted on this evening.
To shape future pilot projects, audiences will be invited to share their views and feedback on their experience of the show. Absolutely Cultured will also be hosting an informal networking session with University of Hull students ahead of the shows.
25-26 November 2021
The Donald Roy Theatre, The Gulbenkian Centre, The University of Hull, HU6 7RX
Doors open 7pm
General Admission £8
Concessions (Students/Over 65) £5
Age guidance 16+
Floodlights, 2021. Absolutely Cultured © Tom Stevens
Yoga @ Humber Street Gallery. Creative Hull, 2021. Courtesy of Absolutely Cultured © James Mulkeen
Yoga @ Humber Street Gallery
Jasleen Kaur, Be Like Teflon, installation view, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Copperfield, London
Flesh ‘n’ Blood, Jasleen Kaur
© Kat Griffin
Sound Bath @ Humber Street Gallery
Peel Street Park Mural, Lydia Caprani. Absolutely Cultured © Gerry Smyth
Model City workshop, Absolutely Cultured © Thomas Arran
Learning Resources and Activities
Kristin McGuire © Studio McGuire / Nikki Rummer © Camilla Greenwell
An evening of physical performance with Kristin McGuire and Nikki Rummer
Managing yourself as a creative
An evening with Tamar & Jo, 2021. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery © Tom Arran
Working with Children and Young People
Imagination Alley, Absolutely Cultured © Tom Arran
Installation view. HSG Open Call - Season Two. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2021. © Jules Lister
HSG Open Call - Season Three
© Funke Alafiatayo
In Conversation as Collective Strategy
Creative Case for Diversity: An Introduction
Fruit Factory Network site visit to Bloc Projects, Sheffield © Absolutely Cultured