Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death
Between 2014 and 2016, Quarantine produced the first iteration of Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring., an epic quartet comprising three live performances and one film. The full quartet premiered at the Old Granada Television Studios in Manchester in March/April 2016.
This illustrated volume is both a case study of the work, and an investigation into the various themes surrounding it. At the heart of the work is the human life cycle and our relationship with time: the processes of living and dying, the experience of looking backwards and forwards, of being in the present, and of reflection on the stages of life. This volume collects together a range of artists, producers and thinkers who have significant things to say about these important themes.
Edited by: Simon Banham, Sarah Hunter, Michael Brady and Renny O’Shea
Published by: Manchester University Press (October 2019)
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Neighbourly encounters in the rapidly changing city
This report by Dr Ben Dunn & Dr Abigail Gilmore from the University of Manchester considers the performance and practices of being ‘neighbourly’. It summarises research for Meet the Neighbours, a three-year (2017-20) project led by Quarantine and co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme that invited artists into neighbourhoods in cities undergoing rapid change. Reflecting on the project’s artist residencies and the urban contexts in which they took place, it investigates how the presence of artists can shape and create public space.
The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader
The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Live and Performance Art, and Activism to form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.
Contribution from Quarantine: A SHOW OF HANDS
On the politics and practicalities of developing new audiences for contemporary performance
This report includes reflections from Quarantine and our partners from our 2017 UK tour of Wallflower, around our ambition to use the themes of the work to meet people who dance for pleasure but may not currently engage with dance or theatre as artforms.
Everyday Places, Everyday Participation
No More Drama
“Something different is happening in contemporary theatre. Across the world the artform is changing; sometimes radically, sometimes discreetly, but quite perceptibly. When actors do not present us with characters, when the boundaries of the theatre space loosen and spill performance into the world around us, when the play is certainly no longer the thing, how do we talk about our theatre?”
No More Drama, a new book about contemporary performance published by Project Press, aims to take the chill off the terms postdramatic, documentary and avant-garde. A collection of descriptive and illuminating essays on the work of international artists such as Pan Pan Theatre Company, Rimini Protokoll, Lola Arias, Philippe Quesne, Richard Maxwell, Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater Oklahoma, Quarantine, Krétakör and others, it is about how theatre is making meaning of the world – without making a drama about it.
No More Drama is edited by Peter Crawley and Willie White.
Intimacy across visceral and digital performance
Chapter referring to Make-believe
(Published in October 2012)
MISperformance: Performance Research 15.2
On Appearance: Performance Research 13.4
On Civility: Performance Research 9.4
Article about EatEat
Theatre, Dance and Performance Training
Photographer Ali Taptik visited five ‘cities on the edge’: Liverpool, Marseille, Gdansk, Naples and his home city of Istanbul for Coming and going. His remarkable images – a meditation on travel, loneliness and love, were distributed around Liverpool in the form of fold-out ‘maps’.
Contact us to buy a map (cost £5 each)