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 so please sign up on the day for a space. You will then need to arrive 10 minutes prior to the show or your space will be released. Thank you!
PLEASE NOTE THE PERFORMANCE CONTAINS FLASHING LIGHTS
All welcome to chaired public discussions about young people’s mental health: Thursday 24 Oct, midday & Sat 26 Oct, 3pm.
The installation is designed to be appropriate for all ages despite its exploration of themes around mental health. Please note that the music is quite loud as it is a confined space which may not suit all audience members. Please ask a steward if in doubt.'
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. Find out more about the shows and why we’re marking mental health awareness month in our artistic director’s blog here.
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.
PLEASE NOTE THE PERFORMANCE HAS FLASHING LIGHTS SO IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH EPILEPSY.
Discussions will take place on Thursday (midday) and Saturday (3pm) and will be chaired by BBC Radio 4’s Quentin Cooper, with psychologists and local people sharing their experience. Please come along to listen or join in the discussion in an informal environment. Discussions are free, just turn up on the day.
Commissioned and supported by:
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