Sat 19 Nov, Sat 19 Nov: 11am, 11:45am, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm | 15 mins
‘Public’ space is becoming increasingly contested, laws against gatherings, surveillance cameras, community wardens, spaces that appear public but are actually privately owned, policing of the street regarding health and safety, signs telling the public about access and where they can walk and trucks that warn us to stand clear while they are reversing.
The Performers Are Making A Performance is a covert series of actions performed by members of the public. Unannounced and for a brief period of time, a shopping centre will become a theatre, dance studio, gallery as the public and private behaviours of citizens collapse into a playful and intriguing spectacle that will subvert the uses and intentions of commercial space.
We are immensely grateful to Rachel Krische, Leeds Beckett University, for choreographic support and expertise on this project.