Fri, Nov 04|
CLAYground: Aura presents 7 ≈ 8
Immerse on a voyage to the artist's body, the self, the other, the environment, the space-time, the whole, and the infinity, by exploring the seven almost eight auric layers.
Time & Location
Nov 04, 2022, 7:30 PM
Leeds, CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
About the event
CLAYground is a monthly chance to simply see and seriously play.
We’re throwing the doors wide open on the first Friday of every month! Come to cavort with us. CLAYground is a night of experimental performance by a different guest artist each time. It’s a place for hearts in mouth and to test new ideas. Bring your curious pals and your great chat and observe experiments come to life, where difference is celebrated.
CLAYground presents: Aura presents 7 ≈ 8
This performance is an immersive and ethereal experience, an ecosystem inhabited by the artist
and the audience, where two intersected bodyscapes unfold, mapping her identity and
circumscribing her transition.
The piece’s scenography transports the spectator to the absolute simplicity of a work about the
body, mind, and soul. Proposing the attentive observation of acts such as awakening, breathing,
raising, drying, moving, and unveiling that simultaneously contains boldness and vulnerability.
The infinity-shaped water mirror, the emanating sound, the celestial gown, and the presence of
the four natural elements contribute to an otherworldly atmosphere achieved by the use of time
and meticulous sculpting of space.
7 ≈ 8 is the culmination of profound introspection and the courage to deconstruct and
reconstruct one's own history, while sharing it.
Aura (1997. Porto) is an artist, dancer, and performer who uses butoh movement, sensorial
scenography, unique garments, and mesmerising audio-visuals to explore gender identity and
Her work has been showcased internationally across Portugal, Poland, France, Italy, and the
United Kingdom. It includes collaborations with the renowned choreographer Raimund Hoghe in
‘Momentos of Young People’ (2018-2020) presented at TMP Rivoli Theatre and Montpellier
Danse, and with the composer Alessandro Bosetti in ‘Acqua Sfocata’ (2017) at Serralves
Museum of Contemporary Art.
She has been supported and awarded by Porto City Council, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation,
GDA Foundation, Portuguese Youth Foundation, ESAP, DGES, and Santander Universities.
This work is a durational performance that will start at 8:00pm
Booking is advised There is a reservation fee of £3.50 per person and the price of the ticket will get you that amount off your first round of drinks unless you decide to donate the cost to CLAY.
CLAYground pilot series (August- October 2021) was made possible with support from Leeds Inspired to address the lack of non-hierarchical spaces for live artists and those interested in artworks to co-exist and test things out.
Access: This is event is wheelchair accessible. We have one a wheelchair freindly portaloo on the floor of the event space. We also have 2 gender-neutral toilets that are down a flight of stairs that is 12 steps. Unfortunately, there is no lift in our building. The rest of the building is on one floor.
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This reservation can be traded in at the bar for a drink for the same amount£3.50