Thursday, March 10, 2011

PLYMOUTH: Hannah Silva

Friday, 11th March, 2011, 7.30pm, £5
The Barbican Theatre,
Castle Street,
01752 267131

In her new solo show Opposition, vocal gymnast and award-winning poet Hannah Silva cuts up, juggles and reconfigures the languages of politics past and present to reveal the meaning and the music beneath the rhetoric of today’s (big?) society.

David Cameron’s Big Society speech, the Weather, the News, slang, Twitter and song – they all get transformed and recomposed using a loop pedal and her extra-ordinary vocal techniques.

South West based writer and performer Hannah Silva performs internationally, recently toured the country with Apples & Snakes Public Address and was featured on Radio 3’s The Verb. Past works include Boat on the water, a poetry/dance/theatre piece on board a small boat (2009). Hannah has a background in music, choreography and theatre, and influences spanning Luciano Berio, Tim Crouch and David J. She has been described by The Times Online as ‘one of the most ambitious and entertaining poets in the country’ (Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008).

Opposition is funded by the Arts Council England, produced by The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth and supported by Apples & Snakes.

“Hannah Silva is one of the most exciting, original artists on the UK poetry scene. Her unique word play has a piercing intelligence and genuine warmth that never fails to charm audiences”
Sarah Ellis –Head of Creative Programmes, The Albany.

Opposition is funded by the Arts Council England, supported by Apples & Snakes and The Barbican Theatre through the Flourish Programme.

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