Francis Bacon’s exhibition at Liverpool Tate was the starting point for a project led by Hope Street Ltd Emerging Artists Programme.
Where explored the life and art work of Bacon. Through the Theatre Director of Andre Pink, both emerging artists and Fallen Angels explored, created and developed sections of theatre and movement charting his life through mask, puppetry and movement led by Fallen Angels.
Fallen Angels were able to bring experience, knowledge of movement, composition, creativity as well as the lived experience of the psyche of an addict - highly relevant for Francis Bacon. Having the community dancers in the process who shared freely their experiences gave the emerging artists a deeper understanding of the mind of an artist troubled by addiction.
Here is our Mentor Alice Lapworth’s experience of the project:
“For a month we worked on The Many Faces of Francis Bacon project, which was to be performed at TATE Liverpool. This meant we had the pleasure to meet and work with Risen, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre’s Liverpool group. I speak for all of the Emerging Artists on Hope Street Limited’s programme when I say it was an absolute honour.
We were totally inspired and stimulated by Risen. With the subject matter explored being Francis Bacon’s life, Risen brought so much insight into the rehearsal room.
The final result was something to be proud of. In the final movement section, Risen and the Emerging Artists got to perform as an ensemble, which was really special.
I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work and perform with this humble company and would love to collaborate once again in the future!”
Here’s what our Angels had to say about their experience:
“I never thought I would have the confidence to perform one of my own poems. (It's) given me an interest in acting as well" "
“I can't really put into words how appreciative I am of this opportunity. It is an immense privilege to have anyone come to watch and appreciate your work. Furthermore performing in Tate Liverpool will be an experience I treasure forever.”
“It was a awesome experience!”
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