With Upswing’s characteristic warmth and lightness of touch in gently introducing provocative issues to people of all ages, Catch Me plays with the first assumptions that people make when they see a couple who are of different generations, race and genders.
Artistic Director Vicki Amedume was inspired to make the show after observing people’s reactions to her brother, and the show continues Upswing’s exploration of identity, and how this can be subverted and reinforced through performance.
The outdoor show is set in a teetering installation of 30 intricately balanced chairs. Collaborating with designer Becky Minto, the chair installation represents everyday objects that offer the opportunity to play with different relationship dynamics. The mix of salvaged and new chairs will be moved, stacked and danced with to evoke memories of meetings between strangers, friends and lovers.
Catch Me will be performed by international dancer and choreographer Susan Kempster, alongside physical performer and East 15 physical theatre graduate Jerone Marsh-Reid.
When: 31st August & 1st September 2019
Where: Freedom Festival, Hull
More info: www.freedomfestival.co.uk/catch-me-upswing