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Flavia in Class
Class led by Flavia Coube
(Photo: Pier Corona)


Ana and Ayala in class
Ayala, Ana at Flavia's class
(Photo: Pier Corona)


Class flier
Classes flier (click to see PDF)
(Photo: Paul Freestone)





2014

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr 19th - Diamond Night #13
May
Jun 13th & 14th - The Heart's Desire (Old Fire Station)
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec


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Advance notice: no class on Good Friday 18th April.
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Saturday 19th April 2014 - 8pm

Diamond Night 13

The thirteenth in our series of arts evenings, bringing 'uncut performance gems' (ours and others') into the spotlight.

See 'new work' for more general information about Diamond Nights.

Oxford Brookes University Drama Studio map
Headington Hill Campus
Headington Hill, Oxford
Cost: FREE (You may contribute towards costs if you choose.)
Time: 7:30pm for 8:00pm start

Directions... map
...from central Oxford, follow High Street over the river to the roundabout at The Plain, take first exit (St Clements) and continue past traffic lights and straight on up Headington Hill, past the park, and then take the first driveway to the left near the top of the hill. Go past the gatehouse and take the 2nd turning on the right. The Drama Studio is a smallish, squarish building with railings outside the door, set back from the main driveway. Last time I checked, parking was still unrestricted on Saturday evenings.

...from London, buses go every ten minutes and run all night. Catch either the Oxford Tube, or the Oxford Express, then ask the driver to drop you at the stop called 'Gyspy Lane' or 'Brookes University'. Get off the bus and CROSS THE ROAD. There are two campuses, and the one you want is the less obvious one, a few metres further down the hill and on the other side of the road.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ENTRANCE DOOR OPENS DIRECTLY ONTO THE STAGE. IF YOU ARE SO LATE THAT THE PROGRAMME HAS ALREADY BEGUN, THERE IS NO WAY TO LET YOU IN WITHOUT DISRUPTING THE PERFORMANCE. IF THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY BETWEEN PIECES THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED TO CHECK FOR LATECOMERS, BUT PLEASE DO NOT KNOCK UNLESS AN INTERVAL IS CLEARLY IN PROGRESS!






Friday 13th, Saturday, 14th June, 8.00pm

The Heart's Desire

Arts at the Old Fire Station
40 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AQ

This major new production, created in collaboration with voice artist Anne L. Ryan, aims to bring to life the six famous medieval tapestries known as ‘La Dame á La Licorne’ (The Lady and the Unicorn).

Five of these tapestries represent the senses – Taste, Touch, Smell, Hearing, and Sight, while the meaning of the sixth – ‘À Mon Seul Désir’ (To My One Desire) is enigmatic. The Lady is searching for meaning and balance in her life, moving between two polarities: the sensory, material realm represented by the Lion and the spiritual realm represented by the Unicorn.

The Lady’s quest for her heart’s desire involves an exploration of each of the senses – the medium through which we all interpret the world, a filter which influences our choices and which, in modern times, is often overloaded. She is both helped and hindered in her quest by several other characters – the Lion, the Unicorn, the Monkey (or Trickster) and the five senses themselves.

By combining butoh with original voice work, we wish to dissolve the boundary between these art forms and present a new and challenging theatre experience.

Tickets will be available from the OFS, £10--£13.


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