Robert Hesp (UK)
Fri 28 Oct 2016
High Street Exhibitional Gallery
A PERFORMANCE CELEBRATION; AN OPEN LOOK AT IDEAS OF SEXUAL AUTONOMY, IDENTITY AND FRAGILITY AND AN ATTEMPT TO REDISCOVER THE PLEASURE OF SKIN AND BONE IN A LIVE SPACE.
A man dances in the space, a blur of rosy tissue and liquid mass sliding over shifting ground.
Threads of whipped candy and shining flesh bounce and spin in the artificial luminance. A face of silver and pink, eyes bright, scanning the trembling edge of the circle for signs of joy and reconnection.
A piece for me, for you, and the person on the other side of the laptop screen.
Robert Hesp is a performance artist and dancer from Leeds, England. Having studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Robert makes work to vibrate and incite audiences, undressing images of violence and imbalance with a choreography of twisted humour, mess and abject physicality.
- Public funding raised from Kickstarter. Public funding awarded by the Arts Council England.
- Dramaturgy – Richard Dodwell, Lighting Design – Joshua Gadsby, Scenography – Rosie Elnile, Sound Design – Peter Rice