warnmcr: hug it out...

So here we are (allegedly) on the brink of the big one... the decriminalisation of hugging!
More relevant to this missive, Indian variant-willing, in person art returns both indoors and out. Buildings are reopening, bit by bit - most of the galleries seem to be opening from Wed 19 May (with shortened hours); theatres are a much more mixed bag...

We at WoW are tiptoeing back with a studio livestream: in 2020 we presented Tania Camara's Oreo Variations, a choreographic development of one section of Tania's work for livestreaming. Rejoin us on Wed 26 May for Oreo Prelude, a new livestream of unseen material, in collaboration with In Between Time, Bristol, ahead of developing a version for an in person audience.

In person (IRL) - I haven't found a lot of new things since the last mail - so mainly to recap:
Waterside Arts kicks off from the 17 May, with a live programme for Pride in Trafford including Yours Sincerely on Tue 18 May; Disco Tea Party on Thu 20 May; Matthew Bellwood's A Perfect World on Fri 21 + Sat 22 May; Hawk Dance's A Moment + Making Waves both on Sat 22 May. They also have Emergence Dance Tour on Fri 28 May.
The Lowry has C-O-N-T-A-C-T on Salford Quays and in Central Manchester (18-27 May).  SICK! is offering the Soundpaths audio walk through Moston + Harpurhey (from 19 May).
In Lancaster, The Duke's has Petrichor on Fri 21 May; Rebeeca Atkinson-Lord's The Class Project on Thu 27 May and Avital Raz's My Jerusalem on Fri 29 May.
NEW: Clay in Leeds has Alicia Radage's Quake on Sat 22 May
Liverpool Biennial is entering a new gallery phase from 19 May. Compass Festival continues with a series of works popping up around Leeds; 

The Lowry has Everything is Absolutely Fine online on Sat 15 May and Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse have Lauren Silver's Get Ready With Me (a clown show) livestreamed on Sat 22 May.Lancaster Arts has Protein's May Contain Food (until 16 May). Unity has Scouse Pilgrimage (17-22 May) and The Battle of Wits (20-30 May). 
Arden School of Theatre's UnTapped Festival is online via Contact on Thu 20 + Fri 21 May
Take Me Somewhere Festival (21 May - 5 June) has a massive online programme including the Contact commissioned Mele Broome's Wrapped Up In This on Sat 29 May; and, edging into June, Buzzcut Festival (3-5 June).
The Holden Gallery's Interruptions has Harold Offeh and Michelle Williams Gamaker's The Intersectional Hydra from Thu 27 May; while Independendent Dance has Mary Pearson's How To Be Afraid on Fri 28 May
AND Festival takes place (27 May -11 July) mainly online but with some events around Manchester Ship Canal + the River Mersey later on.

While HOME is physically reopening from 17 May for film and exhibitions, for performance it's a case of checking out the online content, including, as part of PUSH, Superhero Alter Ego.
From London, Battersea Arts Centre has the ongoing Wild Times digital programme and CPT has its CPT Digital Programme until 23 May

Hoping to virtually see you on Wed 26 May for Oreo Prelude.

As ever, have a look at Word of Warning's YouTube channel for previous events and Domesticated our home for online video. Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances. I'll be back shortly with my attempt to discover what's coming up in June!



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Performance Programme

Wed 26 May, 7pm. Donations welcome | Online
Tania Camara
Ongoing. Online
A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch
Date to be confirmed. Donations welcome | Contact
A journey for the curious.
Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls