sadhana dance: unkindest cut

Wed 23 - Sat 26 Oct

Open Daily to the Public: 11.30am-6.30pm

Daily at: 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm & 6pm (duration 30 mins). Performances take place inside the shipping container. There are 22 seats + 2 standing. Entrance will be on a first come first served basis.

Public Discussions
All welcome to chaired public discussions about young people’s mental health: Thursday 24 Oct, midday & Sat 26 Oct, 3pm.

October is Mental Health Awareness month and to mark this, Bell Square will be presenting two events that look at different aspects of mental health through performance, discussion and an interactive installation.

This second event is Unkindest Cut, a 5-day installation at Bell Square exploring young people’s mental health. There will also be daily performances inside the installation and public discussions.

About Unkindest Cut

Set inside a shipping container Unkindest Cut is intimate and intricate. Interweaving classical Indian dance, spoken word and film with an interactive light and sound installation the work responds to the complex issues around young people and mental health. It integrates their voices and stories into the heart of the work to create a world that is emotionally rich and sensitive whilst offering a safe space for audiences to reflect and engage with.

Unkindest Cut is a collaboration with audio visual artists Kathy Hinde and Matthew Olden and lighting designer Aideen Malone, and developed in association with Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Partha Banerjea and the South London and Maudsley Adolescent Mental Health Services.


Commissioned and supported by:

Arts Council England, Pavilion Dance South West and Maudsley Hospital (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust). Participation and engagement supported by Bedford Creative Arts

Trailer - credit Kathy Hinde

Photography - credit Brian Hartley

To see the first event in Bell Square’s response to Mental Health Awareness Month, Insomnio by Teatro do Mar, please click here.

FUNDER: CPP Hounslow & The National Lottery Community Fund

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