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David Glass

DAVID GLASS

  

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        Beg         Bozo's Dead         Chimp That Spoke, The         Dinosaurs Of Weltsmertz         Disembodied         Dolce Vita         Enter Dr. Phillip         Glasseye         Gormenghast         Hansel Gretel Machine, The         Hoarder, The         Light And Dark         Lost Child, The         Lucky         MeMe         Off the Wall         Peter And The Wolf         Pierrot         Pierrot In Love         Popeye In Exile         Rawhead         Rebuff, The         Red Thread, The         Shade Before, A         Shameless         Shrinking Man, The         Stories + Petrouschka         Theseus and the Minotaur         Unheimlich Spine - The Unhomely Spine         Wendy Darling         Whale



Beg

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Bozo's Dead

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

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The Place, London     1991

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David Glass ensemble

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Chimp That Spoke, The

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In 1967, Roger Fouts, a psychology student, began to teach American Sign Language to a young chimpanzee called Washoe. Over thirty years their dialogue has continued - an incredible story of scientific and spiritual discovery. By sharing language, one of the great divides between man and animal has been bridged at a time when the last of the great apes are under threat of extinction. Acclaimed for their bold, visceral theatre productions, David Glass Ensemble present a moving meditation on our closest animal relatives and explore what it is to be human. Powerfully visual, funny and deeply affecting The Chimp That Spoke is a remarkable tale of friendship, courage and compassion. Funded by Arts Council England. The Chimp That Spoke follows Unheimlich Spine, and is the second piece in the Ensemble's Body Cycle.

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Poole Arts Centre     10 Apr 2003

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Dinosaurs Of Weltsmertz

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

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London International Mime Festival     1987

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Disembodied

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Whose hands are these? Is this my voice? An empty shirt hangs, a chair sits vacant. I'll be scratching my head, in trying to evoke a disembodied self.

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by David Glass & Tom Morris. Third part of the Body Cycle. This instalment is an idiosyncratic meditation on how age leads to loss of control,

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Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton     09 Feb 2005

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Dolce Vita

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Enter Dr. Phillip

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

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London International Mime Festival     1988

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Glasseye

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

1st Produced:
Purcell Room, London     1993

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the David Glass ensemble

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Gormenghast

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a rites of passage tale, set in a world bound by iron laws and dead rituals. the story of Steerpike, the renegade kitchen-boy who seduces and murders his way up the social ladder. and of Titus Groan, heir to Gormenghast, who comes to embody the change that threatens its very existence.

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Gothic meloDrama, Adapted from Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy. By John Constable and David Glass

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Stage adaptation Play/Drama

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Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  first performed by a cast of 8 with some doubling. the Fnsemble also formed a Chorus, the "Voice" of Gormenghast.

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Hansel Gretel Machine, The

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Physical theatre, puppetry, a transforming set and sweeping musical score.

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The first part of David Glass's Lost Child Trilogy - a haunting evocation of childhood and childhood's end. (also called The Hansel and Gretel Machine)

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Hoarder, The

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Richard Wallace is a chronic hoarder. His behaviour is so out of control that his own life is in danger. Gardener Andy Honey slowly gains his trust and begins to help him clear out over 30 tonnes of rubbish. This astonishing true story not only deals with the condition of hoarding but also explores ideas of loneliness, materialism, tolerance, and above all, how great things can be achieved when humans connect.

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written by Adam Sunderland and David Glass

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Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax     09 May 2014

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Light And Dark

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Hill Place Centre , Edinburgh     28 Aug 1978

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Lost Child, The

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Loosely based on Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass', 'The Lost Child' is a mesmeric visual poem which continues Gretel's journey through the mirror and into the world of lost children. Through a combination of extraordinary music, movement, lighting and beautifully choreographed special effects, 'The Lost Child' is inspired by the stories the Ensemble explored during their work with children in Vietnam, The Philippines, Columbia, China, Hong Kong and Cambodia.

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Second part of the Lost Child trilogy

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Lucky

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MeMe

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Based on La Boheme

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opera

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Off the Wall

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Off the Wall was first performed at Polka Theatre, Wimbledon in 1997, in collaboration with the Tate Gallery to celebrate its one hundredth birthday. Using a wide array of skills and media including video, slides, computer graphics, puppets, mime, dance, movement and music, famous works of art spring to life in an extraordinary spectacle: sculptures fly apart, portraits tell new stories through mime or dance, computer generated graphics deconstruct abstract paintings, and surreal objects spin around in the air.

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Polka, Sw19, London     02 Oct 1997

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Peter And The Wolf

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

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London International Mime Festival     1979

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Pierrot

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BAC , London >>>     1991

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Pierrot In Love

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

1st Produced:
Purcell Room, London     1993

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the David Glass ensemble

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Popeye In Exile

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

1st Produced:
The Place, London     1990

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Rawhead

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Hill Place Centre , Edinburgh     17 Aug 1980

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mime

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Rebuff, The

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Hill Place Centre , Edinburgh     17 Aug 1980

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mime

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Red Thread, The

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Follows the plot of Hanseland gretel fairly closely, except that the family play the spoons all the time and there are two witches who steal hansel's tears. then Gretel gets pregnant, meets herself, and has her unborn child stolen by a Hare and a Hatter.
Nick Curtis, evening Standard

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Third part of the Lost Child trilogy

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Shade Before, A

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Hill Place Centre , Edinburgh Festival fringe     31 Aug 1978

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Mime

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Shameless

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Shrinking Man, The

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

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London International Mime Festival     1985

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Stories + Petrouschka

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London International Mime Festival. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

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London International Mime Festival     1982

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Theseus and the Minotaur

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A dark version of the Greek myth for older children. Long ago in the strange and mysterious labyrinth of Knossos on the island of Crete, there lived a monster, half-man, half-bull. The royal prince Theseus set out to conquer this dreadful creature, known as the Minotaur, but little did he suspect what dangers lurked for him in the darkness of that terrible maze. Here is one of the oldest and most famous of Greek legends, retold for young people.

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TYA

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Unheimlich Spine - The Unhomely Spine

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Inspired by The Tingler, the classic 1959 horror film with Vincent Price, Unheimlich Spine is an extraordinary modern Grand Guignol. Taking this as its start the David Glass Ensemble has created a visually astonishing comedy-horror. Combining outrageous physicality, shocking melodrama, amazing stage trickery and video puppetry in an overwhelming atmosphere of weirdness.

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based on the film the Tingler

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Riverside 3, London >>>     08 Mar 2001

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Wendy Darling

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Edinburgh festival fringe    

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play

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Whale

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Purcell Room, London     1989

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