At Twilight: a play for two actors, three musicians, one dancer, eight masks (and a donkey costume)

Eatough, G. and Starling, S. (2016) At Twilight: a play for two actors, three musicians, one dancer, eight masks (and a donkey costume). [Performance]

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Publisher's URL: https://www.thecommonguild.org.uk/programme/project/at-twilight-a-play-for-two-actors-three-musicians-one-dancer-eight-masks-and-a-donkey-costume-74wr

Abstract

'At Twilight: a play for two actors, three musicians, one dancer, eight masks (and a donkey costume)' was a series of theatrical performances created by Graham Eatough in collaboration with visual artist Simon Starling. The project is part of Graham's continuing practice as research into the 'theatrical turn' in the visual arts through a series of collaborations with visual artists. The performances took place on the 26, 27 and 28 August 2016 in the grounds of Holmwood House, a National Trust of Scotland property on the south side of Glasgow. They were accompanied by the exhibition 'At Twilight' by Simon Starling in collaboration with Graham Eatough at The Common Guild gallery. 'At Twilight: A play for two actors, three musicians, one dancer, eight masks (and a donkey costume)’ references ‘At The Hawk’s Well’, a play by W.B. Yeats that was written and performed 100 years ago, in the midst of the First World War, when he was working with the poet Ezra Pound. The text for the performance was written by Graham Eatough and Simon Starling and directed by Graham Eatough. The performances made use of traditionally made Japanese noh theatre masks and costumes that formed part of the accompanying exhibition. It also included 'The Hawk's Dance' – specially devised by choreographer Javier de Frutos, working with Scottish Ballet and dancer Thomas Edwards – presented on film and accompanied by live music from Chicago-based musician Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society.

Item Type:Performance
Performance Type:Drama
Audience Size:100-500
Keywords:Theatrical turn, visual arts, Simon Starling, common guild.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Eatough, Dr Graham
Authors: Eatough, G., and Starling, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Common Guild Glasgow

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