Cultured Mongrel
 
 Original Image: Deborah Mullen Image Edit: Cultured Mongrel

Original Image: Deborah Mullen
Image Edit: Cultured Mongrel

It's Not Over Yet...

I said I’d never make a show about having cancer. This is a show about having cancer. Three years ago, aged 30, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This is part of the story, but It’s Not Over Yet...

'uncomfortable, funny and moving, with a truthful core that transcends any possible accusation of self-indulgence'
Donald Hutera
'compelling… we pay close attention to detail, as does she in her mindful performance’

The Wee Review
'There isn’t a shred of self-pity... she looks the audience defiantly in the eye'  
                            DanceTabs
'a bittersweet comic meditation'   
                            The Herald
'a piece of seated dance unlike anything else you're likely to see on stage'  
                            
Hereford Times
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CHOREOGRAPHED & PERFORMED BY EJP
DIRECTED BY CHARLOTTE VINCENT

COMMISSIONED BY 2FACED DANCE COMPANY        AND THE BENCH

SELECTED AS PART OF ANATOMY FINEST CUTS 2018.

Performed as part of dancebase’s curated programmme, Edinburgh fringe festival 2018.


SUPPORTED BY BIRMINGHAM DANCEXCHANGE, CREATIVE SCOTLAND, DANCE BASE, DANCE BASE DREAMTIME RESIDENCY, DANCE LIVE FESTIVAL, DG ARTS LIVE, PLATFORM, STUDIO ON THE GREEN, THE STOVE AND THE WORK ROOM.

AVAILABLE FOR TOURING.

RUNNING TIME: 25 MINUTES
available for traditional spaces and intimate gallery spaces

 

Photo: Eoin Carey for The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

EXPERTS IN SHORT TROUSERS

The young audience and their families arrive to a disaster; the cast, costume and set strewn everywhere!. Having never ventured to earth before the cast need taught how to move, what to wear and how to rebuild their escape vehicle; with a cast distracted by the wonders of their new planet it is up to the Experts In Short Trousers to make sure the job gets done!

'The audience is repeatedly caught off-guard, but is delighted by the confusion… Park's skill really shines through when we see kids and grown-ups alike throw themselves into this production
                                                      **** TV Bomb
'a riot of noise and colour…Cultured Mongrel's quintet of playful aliens gleefully ushered in a participatory celebration'
                                                      **** The Herald

CONCEPT & DIRECTION: Emma Jayne Park
DESIGN: Claire Halleran
COMPOSITION: Dave Boyd
CREATED & PERFORMED BY: Dave Boyd, James Fogerty, Jodie Honeybourne, Emma Jayne Park & Tony Mills. 
CLOWNING TUTOR: Nalle Laanel
MENTOR: Tony Reekie

CREATED AND TOURED WITH SUPPORT FROM CREATIVE SCOTLAND’S OPEN PROJECT FUND.

SUPPORTED BY CONFLUX, DANCE BASE, DG ARTS LIVE, NORTH EAST ARTS TOURING, ROOM 2 MANOEUVRE at THE BRUNTON THEATRE AND THE WORK ROOM.

Available for touring

Version One: A promenade work for audiences aged 5/6 years old and their families. 
RUNNING TIME: 45-50 MINUTES

Version Two: A small static work for audiences aged 3-5 years old.
RUNNING TIME: 25 MINUTES

 
 
 
 Photo: Jassy Earl

Photo: Jassy Earl

Here Before Now

Exploring grief, change and our relationship with home,  Here Before Now combines movement and text with live music from composer Nik Paget-Tomlinson.

Here Before Now is the first stage in developing Quality driven, intimate home-based performances which consider the specific needs of people who are house bound for medical reasons.  Working in partnership with The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, these short works will engage with a variety of themes and art forms to offer those who cannot attend the theatre the same privilege as our visiting audiences.

Created & perfromed by:
Emma Jayne Park & Nik Paget-Tomlinson
Creative Mentorship: Charlotte Vincent

Development has been supported by Dance Base, Dance X Change, The Work Room, Platform, DG Arts Live, Imaginate and Creative Scotland.
 

Available for touring


BSL Interpretation AVAILABLE where required.
running: 23 minutes plus get in/get out

Developed for HOmes, intimate spaces and Small to Mid-Scale Theatres.

‘gentle and engaging’ - ‘a beautifully intimate space’ - ‘quiet, peaceful, uplifting’ -
‘beautifully absorbing and really affecting’ - ‘very powerful’ - ‘touching and earnest’ - ‘totally immersed’
Feedback from audiences at Imaginate’s Ideas Exchange 2018

 
 Image: Cultured Mongrel

Image: Cultured Mongrel

#Trans

An exploration of gender roles, gender identity and sexual orientation in modern life questioning the point at which the comical stereotype becomes a hurtful slur and the ability for a person to forever be in a state of transformation.   

'Ultimately, the sexes blur into one... Park’s provocation is a timely, funny and acutely honed piece of contemporary dance.'
                                                 **** Lorna Irvine

'a cheeky humour seasoning the serious issue of gender identity... transforming her into an androgynous entity'                          Gareth Vile

 

 

 

 

Created using Emma Jayne Park's unique development process #thesolofilter the work has arrived through a collaboration between EJP, Jasper Dzuki Jelen, Moos van den Broek and Ukweli Roach,

supported by creative scotland, the choreographic futures programme, the work room, platform and dance base.

Available for touring upon discussion.

Performed at The Work Room's Nexus (2015), Federation of Scottish Theatre's CRP demonstration with John Borstel (2015), as part of Dance Live's Adventures In Authorship Programme (2015, re-authored by Tamsyn Russell) and at Mirabilia Festival, Italy as part of the Pills Scotland Focus (2016).