27 Apr

CULT OF K*NZO

Paula Varjack

8:45pm
Price: £12.50, £10 concs

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On November 5 2016, Paula Varjack found herself queuing at 4am, outside of a shopping centre in east London, for the collaboration between the high end designer KENZO and H&M. Five hours later, she and twenty others were given ten minutes to shop in a cordoned off section of a store. After paying at a till staffed by cheering, applauding sales assistants, she emerged carrying the largest shopping bag she had ever carried, in a complete and total daze. What had just happened? What was it about Kenzo?

Cult of K*nzo is a solo performance combining storytelling, videography, sound design and choreography, to playfully explore one woman's life long desire for luxury. The ways in which luxury brands create desire, and the journey of one man's dream to become a fashion designer. Across all of these stories are outsiders, the tension between inclusion and exclusion, and the mysterious allure of high end. Why do we want the things that we want? What's in a brand? 

Co-commissioned by Camden People's Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre. Developed at Barbican Open Lab, ARC, Live Art Bistro, The Marlborough, The Bikeshed, Popular Union and rehearsed at Old Diorama Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

'Quirky, confessional, feel good' Exeunt on Show Me The Money

Age Recommendation: 14+
Running Time: Approx 65 mins

 

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Step-Free Access
This event takes place on the first floor of our building, which can be reached via a lift.
There is step-free access into the main foyer of our building, and to the Scratch Bar with accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor.

Relaxed Performances
All performances of Cult of K*nzo will be relaxed. At Battersea Arts Centre, this means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show. This does not mean that light and sound effects have been changed. For more info, visit our Access Page.

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CREDITS

Director Martin Bengtsson
Movement Director Genevieve Grady
Art Director Ben Gregory
Lighting Designer Lucy Adams
Animation Jack Severn
Producer Daisy Dockrill

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