Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 3 - Commune

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 3 - Commune. [Performance]

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Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 3 – Commune is a dialogic performance which takes the Paris Commune as its starting point. Carl and David explore commune as a theoretical concept, the specificities of the Paris Commune and its lessons and afterlives, the role of radical art and culture, and then think through what communism might mean in a twenty-first century context. The Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues is an attempt to “perform thinking” in front of a live audience, and mixes Brechtian techniques with a glam rock aesthetic. During the performances we channel the spirits of Marc Bolan and Suzi Quatro, Karl Marx and Peter Kropotkin, to approach pressing issues facing the world today. In the Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues, the aim is not to teach but to provoke debate, whilst sporting spandex trousers and feather boas. Written and Performed by David Archibald and Carl Lavery. Recorded live at the James Arnott Theatre, University of Glasgow, 3 March 2017.

Item Type:Performance
Audience Size:50-100
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Archibald, Dr David and Lavery, Professor Carl
Authors: Archibald, D., and Lavery, C.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
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