Future Flares Double Bill: Katie and Pip (UK) & Boys will be Girls and Girls will be Boys (BE)

Katie and Pip
by Tin Can People (UK)

Katie & Pip celebrates the relationship between Katie, a 15 year old girl with type 1 diabetes, and ‘Pip’ her 5 year old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily basis. It is made with dramaturgical support from Andy Smith.

The performance investigates the pairing between humans and dogs as a vehicle to explore compassion and companionship in the human social condition. On a journey of extreme highs and extreme lows, they celebrate freedom and living life to the full; watch dogs be humans and humans be dogs as this chaotic and unpredictable collision of youth unfolds.

Katie & Pip is commissioned by Derelict with dramaturgical support from Andy Smith. The project has been supported by Making Room & Lancaster Arts through their artists’ development programme Foot in the Door.

Tin Can People is an emerging company from the north-west who have shown their work the UK and internationally. They are an artistic collective led by Charlotte Berry & Rob Gregson who live and work in Preston. Making interdisciplinary theatre & performance for studios, museums, pubs & kitchens, they devise work collaborating with performers and non-performers.

Tin Can People are current associate artists with Derelict, a leading programme of contemporary performance and live art in Preston.

Future Flares Double Bill #2

Thursday 6 July


£6 (£4 concessions)

Martin Harris Centre
The University of Manchester
Bridgeford St M13 9PL
(click to see on map)

Boys will be Girls and Girls will be Boys
by KASK/Mole Wetherell (BE)

A couple of years ago we spent a week in an old hospital. There was a lot of dancing, some singing, a long catwalk. We laughed at models falling over, we danced badly to Swan Lake, we witnessed the birth of Christ… We had a great time, we had an excellent time, so we decided to do it again. This is what happened next...

Boys will be Girls and Girls will be Boys is a new performance piece, drawing on an earlier project, by 7 students from the KASK School of Arts in Gent, Belgium, under the direction of Mole Wetherell, the Artistic Director of Reckless Sleepers.

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