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G64 Performance at V&A Museum

Posted on Nov 10, 2017

 

Over the summer we worked on an exciting collaboration with Floods of Ink Theatre Company to create a performance in celebration of the new Sackler Courtyard Entrance at the V&A Museum. We performed our creation on Saturday 26th August at The V&A Museum thoughout the day.

Adrian Deakes (V&A Theatre and Performance Programme Manager) wrote:

Group 64 and Floods of Ink offered a free-flowing movement piece with an eclectic soundtrack that took full advantage of the performance opportunities of the Sackler Courtyard. The audience were encouraged to gather around small groups, open out into larger-shaped circles and, at the end, to sit on the steps facing into the Blavatnik Hall for the final scene. Words were kept to a minimum and a single large cloth sheet created picture frames, referencing the Museum’s Paintings Gallery and cloaked statuesque figures recalled the various sculptures the group (and audience) could see from the courtyard.

Each company performed three times during the day and over the 12 performances some 3,494 people engaged with the shows.

We would like to thank all the artists, theatres and young people who gave their time and such careful thought to the project and who used the ‘blank page’ of the Sackler Courtyard to reflect back, through performance, the V&A’s heritage, impact and future potential, to our audiences.

Watch the film about the project made by Chocolate Films here:

 

 

V&A Museum - Sackler Courtyard Performance