Some images from Table Manners, the project I made last month with Contemporary Performance Practice students at Leeds Metropolitan University. These photos are all by Sebastian Juszczyk (thanks Sebastian).
The show consists of a series of performer-audience member encounters over a table top, sometimes working on an individual level, sometimes with the performers all working together delivering the same material.
At the start there's an etiquette demonstration with paper cutlery and crockery:
Then the worktop becomes a drawing table:
And a place for conversation and story telling:
In the middle of the show there is a one-to-one origami lesson for each audience member:
And there are quieter moments of contemplation:
Each of the 20 audience members meets 13 of the 20 performers. So it was possible to come to see the show more than once, which a few people did, and see a very different version. I was making this piece in the middle of the making process of Homo Ludens, and there is a shared formal exploration here, in the dual layer of group performance/one-to-one performance experience.