Given the significant challenges facing the arts community during the Coronavirus outbreak, we’re helping to bring cultural content into audiences’ homes and supporting the creative teams who have made this work.
Below, are details of content coming soon, plus some productions you can watch now. We’ll be adding more shortly, so please check back frequently and support us by tweeting @thespacearts.
From 31 March: It’s True, It’s True, It’s True based on the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of painter Artemisia Gentileschi. This is the story of how a woman took revenge through her art to become one of the most successful painters of her generation
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Royal Court's Cyprus Avenue
David Ireland's multi-award-winning black comedy set in Northern Ireland. Eric Miller is a Belfast Loyalist. He is experiencing a psychotic episode and mistakes his five-week old granddaughter for Gerry Adams.
[Content Warning: Cyprus Avenue is recommended for anyone 18+. It contains strong language, discussion of sectarian themes and scenes of extreme violence that some viewers may find disturbing]
Cheek by Jowl's The Winters Tale
One of Shakespeare's greatest plays, The Winter's Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart.
Orange Tree Theatre's Amsterdam
A strikingly original, audacious thriller. An Israeli violinist lives in her trendy canal-side Amsterdam apartment. Nine months pregnant. One day a mysterious unpaid gas bill from 1944 arrives. It awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, foreignness and alienation.
Theatre Uncut's Bubble
Bubble, is Bubble is an explosive, experimental and topical new play about identity politics, modern community set entirely on Facebook, with a cast who never met in person, rehearsed over Skype and filmed on their phones.
Studio Wayne McGregor's Atomos
Ten incredible dancers perform the unique style of Wayne McGregor – sculptural, rigorous, jarring and hauntingly beautiful.
Rosie Kay Dance Company's 5 Soldiers
5 Soldiers: The Body is the Frontline is available in full. A moving, dramatic and unique work that looks at how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century. 5 SOLDIERS provides an intimate view of the training that prepares soldiers for the sheer physicality of combat, for the possibility of injury, and the impact conflict has on the bodies and minds of everyone it reaches. The piece has a powerful physicality, moments of humour and is full of honesty, all inspired by input from serving and former soldiers.
Open Clasp's Key Change
Devised by women in HMP Low Newton, and based on their real life experiences, Key Change is the story of two women who meet in prison and is a unique opportunity to hear their voices.
Le Patin Libre's Vertical Influences
Five strong troupe Le Patin Libre use the ice in daring and dazzling ways to present a completely new perspective in the full length 20-minute film VERTICAL. Produced by Dance Umbrella and commissioned by The Space – and available below.
Granby Winter Gardens 360
Shot and edited over three years, this immersive 360° film captures the process of realising the restoration of the Winter Gardens, former derelict terraced houses at number 37 and 39 Cairns Street in Liverpool. Turner Prize winners Assemble and Granby Four Streets CLT converted the former derelict terraced houses into a new shared space, housing a communal indoor garden meeting and events space, and an artist residency accommodation.
Shobana Jeyasingh's Staging Schiele
Staging Schiele is inspired by the Austrian artist Egon Schiele. Schiele was famous for his unflinching nudes and searing self portraits. Four dancers inhabit Schiele’s highly-charged world of colour, masterful lines and unusual perspectives, a world that puts the human body on visceral display. The production is available below, and on Facebook and Twitter, until the end of March.
Relative Motion fused the 125-year-old opera, Tosca, with virtual reality to put you in the centre of Puccini’s greatest love story.. Set on location in a Cambridgeshire church, their immersive production of 15 minutes of Act One of the opera fuses incredible live performances in a 360° space with fully spatialised sound and orchestrations, to transport you to the heart of this iconic love story.
National Dance Company Wales' PARADE and Tundra
In 1917, a supergroup of world-famous European artists - Erik Satie, Jean Cocteau, Leonide Massine and Pablo Picasso. collaborated on Parade, a radical new ballet from Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. The famous production was reimagined by National Dance Company Wales.
Don't forget, coming soon...
From 31 March watch It's True, It's True, It's True online