Back Scratcher/Night Scratch is a scratch event for contemporary performance, dance and live art. It invites individuals, or groups of any size present their work in early stage. We welcome all of you come to join us to celebrate and nourish those seeds of art.
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The child who said no
‘The child who said no’ is the third play in the Dark Fairytale trilogy which is autobiographical. The first show ‘Swingerella’s Dark Fairytale’ explored living and escaping from domestic abuse, touring the UK in 2015 and being Sunday Times recommended at Edfringe. The show then toured to Berlin and India where it hit the tabloid headlines for ‘indecency charges.’ The second play Alice in the Wilderness explored Alice Smith’s subsequent homelessness and a spiral of addiction post trauma. This third shows deals with recovery.
Alice Smith aka Swingerella is a controversial performance artist and activist whose work has lead to her being threatened with arrest in India for ‘indecency’ then body shamed in the tabloids on her return to UK last May. She has recently moved from Birmingham and continues to write, perform and travel globally as a campaigner for the elimination of violence against women – moving into the political arena in 2017 with Goddesse Education.
How I Stay In UK Legally?
Howl’s visa will expire at this September, and he still want to stay after that. Normally, people like Howl will go to consultant, but Howl, as a performance maker, he like to turn this issue into a performance…
How I Can Stay UK Legally? is an autobiographical performance aim to provide an alternative voice of migration matters in more real way, this performance start with Howl’s story extend to the issue of migration system, ethic, motivation and adaption.
Howl Yuan, or Cheng-Po Yuan, is a UK-based, Taiwanese artist. His interests across cultural identity, mobility, humans and the surrounding they live in. His work spans on performance, object, text, video and photograph, which has been presented in Taiwan and the UK. Howl aim to create the dialectic space between him and audience during the performance, experiencing and participating from different perspectives.
Photo by Łukasz Kubicki, Back Scratcher/ Night Scratch