Lightwork: Image Performance

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Created by Lightwork in association with LYT.

‘Lightwork collaborates with Lewisham Youth Theatre (LYT) on a multimedia project that fuses words, music and dance along with online videocasting material.

A group of LYT performers and technicians, ages 15-22, have documented aspects of their lives on video. Working with artists from Lightwork the group brings its material into the theatre, creates a score of words and music alongside the video and develops a dance that threads through the piece.

The project facilitates the group in using current audiovisual technology – digital tools to which they might not normally have access – in order to explore and articulate aspects of their own lives and identities. It entails the creation of a contemporary performance that draws on Internet, video and theatre protocols.

The result is an authentic account of the lives of a particular group of young people living on the edge of London, between teenage and adulthood, college and work, white and black cultures, home and leaving home. The show gives voice to a group that is not often properly heard. And it draws urban do-it-yourself video into a new theatricality.

The Albany
Douglas Way


Direction – Andy Lavender
Lighting design – Estelle Rickelton
Movement direction – Ayse Tashkiran
Production management – Sabine Schmidt
Set and video design – Toby Coffey
Sound design – Nathan Johnson
Video production – Ludo Des Cognets
Lewisham Youth Theatre co-direction - Cathryn Beckett and Helen Stanley

Funded by:
The Clore Duffield Foundation & Awards for All
In Association with the Albany, supported by London Councils
Lewisham Youth Theatre is supported by LB Lewisham.