Conflating her roles as a theatre director, writer, and professor, this unique event has Furse delivering a vividly animated performance lecture, accompanied by haunting saw-playing and illuminating video.
The Anatomy Theatres of Renaissance Europe were the gore movies of their day. The public gawped in fear and fascination at the criminal being doubly punished by dissection. Furse takes this idea and runs with it, taking us on a journey of discovery to contemplate our bodies, dead or alive, as she segues from personal loss to the circulation of the blood, from Elizabeth 1 to Lady Gaga. This show wants to make us think about the meaning of life and why we fear death, inviting us to spend a little time to reflect on our heart and souls - and agree on exactly where our liver is.
Conceived, written, directed and performed by Anna Furse in collaboration with
Producer: Lynnette Moran
Scenography: Mela Dell'erba
Musical composition: David Coulter
Live Musical collaboration: Henry Dagg
Lighting Design: Nao Nagai
Video Design: Kilian Waters
Graphic Design: Dave Darcy
Live Collision International Festival
Wed 30 Nov (preview) 8pm
Thurs 01 Dec (premiere) 8pm
Preview is part of DOUBLE BILL #1 Tickets: €14/12 DOUBLE BILL (preview) / €8 (premiere)
Project Arts Centre,
39 East Essex Street, D.2
Chats Palace Arts Centre
Fri 09 Dec, 7.45pm
42 - 44 Brooksby's Walk, London E9 6DF
AN ANATOMY ACT is funded by Arts Council England with a residency commission by Create - the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland and CAPP (Collaborative Art Partnership Programme) a transnational programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union with additional support from Live Collision. It is an Athletes of the Heart production with the Centre of the Body at Goldsmiths, University of London.