SICK! Festival 2017

SICK! Festival 2017 took place between 08/03/17 to 25/03/17, in Brighton & Manchester.

In 2017 the festival programme looked at how our health and wellbeing are affected by the communities around us. It explored how we construct our identities through our choices, hopes and actions, and how for better or worse, we are shaped by the world we live in.

I Am Black…

I Am Black…

THOMAS F DEFRANTZ

I AM BLACK

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER & BRIGHTON
The discourse of race in contemporary performance falls apart when whites try to understand black performance.

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My Father’s Kitchen

My Father’s Kitchen

TONI-DEE PAUL

MY FATHER’S KITCHEN

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER & BRIGHTON
My Father’s Kitchen explores home-cooked food and family trees, whilst delving into the stories that unfold in her father’s kitchen, Paul’s performance examines the relationship between an 8 year old girl and her estranged father.

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Daughters Of the Curry Revolution

Daughters Of the Curry Revolution

AFREENA ISLAM

DAUGHTERS OF THE CURRY REVOLUTION

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER & BRIGHTON
In this intimate performance, Afreena Islam invites you to take a seat around her dinner table as she serves up second-hand stories of her father’s past, present and what little she imagines is left of his future.

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Hello Hollow

Hello Hollow

JULIAN HETZEL

HELLO HOLLOW

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER
Julian Hetzel positions uncanny figures, apparently formed of detritus, within urban settings.

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Guide Gods

Guide Gods

CLAIRE CUNNINGHAM

GUIDE GODS

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER & BRIGHTON
Using mixed mediums, Claire goes on a perilous quest to explore how the major world faiths view deafness and disability in this witty and illuminating show.

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Lolling and Rolling

Lolling and Rolling

JAHA KOO

LOLLING AND ROLLING

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER
Lolling and Rolling penetrates Korean’s tragic social phenomenon related to English education.

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American Man

American Man

HETAIN PATEL

AMERICAN MAN

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER & BRIGHTON
American Man imagines a not too distant future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights.

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On Record

On Record

SOPHIE WILLAN

ON RECORD

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER
Bolton born Sophie grew up in and out of the care system. At 23, the State unexpectedly handed over all her personal records.

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Fractured Memory

Fractured Memory

OGUTU MURAYA

FRACTURED MEMORY

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER & BRIGHTON
Examining the legacy of the congress, the performance shift perspectives, seeking a new vocabulary for dealing with uncomfortable truths.

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Afterlife

Afterlife

FRENCH & MOTTERSHEAD

AFTERLIFE

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER
Two pieces from the Afterlife series of immersive digital artworks that transport the listener via intimate stories to the body’s decomposition after death.

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Zvizdal

Zvizdal

BERLIN

ZVIZDAL

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER
Due to the explosion of a reactor, the lives of the people living in and around Pripyat took a drastic turn. Petro and Nadia, a couple born and raised in Zvizdal, refused evacuation.

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Before I Die

Before I Die

CANDY CHANG

BEFORE I DIE

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER & BRIGHTON
Before I Die is a participatory public art project that invites people to contemplate death, reflect on life, and share their personal aspirations in public.

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Michael Essien, I Want To Play As You

Michael Essien, I Want To Play As You

AHILAN RATNAMOHAN

MICHAEL ESSIEN, I WANT TO PLAY AS YOU

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER
The financial explosion of football coupled with the growing success of African players in Europe has led to many Africans seeing football as a way out of poverty.

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To Belong

To Belong

KOEN DE PRETER & THEATER STAP

TO BELONG

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER & BRIGHTON
To Belong is a dance performance about solidarity, about what it means to be part of a group.

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The Game

The Game

THEATRE CLUB

THE GAME

MARCH 2017, FESTIVAL 2017
MANCHESTER & BRIGHTON
The Game explores the act of buying sex and the subculture of prostitution; its rules; its language and its power structures.

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