MANIPULATE: Short & Sweet

Thu 03 Feb 2022


Running time (approx.): 1 hour

Age: 14+ Strong language, Fake Blood

The Studio

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

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Short & Sweet

Thick & Tight

Thick & Tight present Short & Sweet, an amuse-bouche platter of 7 new works designed to excite, provoke and satisfy.

Created by Eleanor Perry & Daniel Hay-Gordon, this thoroughly modern variety show mixes dance, drag, lip-syncing and satire. Short & Sweet brings a host of famous and infamous characters to life: Sid Vicious, Twiggy, Grace Jones, Rasputin, Edith Sitwell and everyone’s favourite avant-garde duo, John Cage & Elaine Paige. The evening includes a preview of new work inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, commissioned by the Noh Reimaged Festival.

Thick & Tight are joined by an incredible line-up of artists: Corali Dance Company, Harry Alexander, Oxana Panchenko, Azara Meghie and Connor Scott, with designs by Tim Spooner, Pam Tait and Darren Evans.

Thick & Tight is an award-winning British dance theatre company created by Eleanor Perry and Daniel Hay-Gordon. Their work takes influence from a wide range of historical, political, literary and artistic subjects, with a focus on promoting queer culture and accessibility within dance.

Short & Sweet is co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival, Noh Reimagined Festival, Duckie and Corali Dance Company

It is supported by Arts Council England, The Lowry, South East Dance, Britten Pears Arts, Barbican, Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre, Kings Place, London Performance Studios & Russell Maliphant


Co-Directors & Chorographers: Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry
(Azara Meghie’s solo created in collaboration with her)

Performers: Eleanor Perry, Daniel Hay-Gordon, Connor Scott,
Azara Meghie, Oxana Panchenko, Harry Alexander, Tim Spooner & members of Corali Dance Company including Bethan Kendrick,
Veneshia Bailey, Graham Evans, Housni (DJ) Hassan, Jackie Ryan and Sherifat King

Costume Design: Tim Spooner, Pam Tait & TBC
Lighting Design: Lucy Hansom
(Two Moths in Real Time designed by Nao Nagai)
Hair & Make-up Design: Darren Evans
Sound Design: Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry
Set Design (for Edith Sitwell piece): Robin Whitmore with the Camberwell Incredibles
Additional designs: Sheila Hay

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