When: 20th June at 12pm and 21st June at 11.30am and 12.30pm
Where: Outside Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA
What is it?
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama present The Tights Ball. The Tights Ball is a unique collaboration between MA Music Theatre students, conceptual artists Anna Kompaniets, Lenka Horakova and Platform 7, and their Camden Tights project.
Every week millions of pairs of ladies tights end up stuffed in the bottom drawer or the bin. Many tights contain nylon, a non-biodegradable material that usually ends up in landfill. This week is National Recycle Week and this tights project will be raising awareness of our waste.
The artists have been collecting broken tights from the city and transforming them into artefacts, such as dresses and a giant ball. Collecting the tights means talking to and collecting stories from people, and these stories, like the tights themselves, become wound together into performances.
The Camden Tights Project is not only a beautiful message about how recycling can transform lives, but also a multimedia, all-singing, all-dancing spectacle featuring 20 talented creators and performers with the backdrop of a special refuse tipper truck provided by Camden Council. On 20th and 21st June, special free performances will be held outside Swiss Cottage Library. Each performance will last about 20 minutes.