A group of young people dance under neon lights

19 - 29 Feb

WHEN IT BREAKS IT BURNS

coletivA ocupação

7:30pm | £12.50 - £20 | Under 25 £12.50

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Let’s occupy the schools. Let’s occupy the theatres. Let’s occupy everything.

 

When It Breaks It Burns is an intervention, a cry, a fight.

Get up close to the action as real life invades the stage and When It Breaks It Burns envelops the audience in a party, a protest and an uprising.

In 2015, fifteen lives were changed forever when they occupied their high schools, as part of protests that happened across Brazil. Now, they occupy this space using dance, live music and performance to tell their extraordinary story.
 

'This is a protest you won't want to leave. Inspires that change is possible'
The Reviews Hub


'They take us right inside the chaos and fear and thrill of the occupation'
The Guardian



IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

This is a vibrant, immersive show that involves the audience standing, moving around and being in close proximity to the performers. If you need extra space, don’t feel comfortable with performers moving behind you, or you need to remain seated, please choose one of the blue seats provided or speak to one of our ushers. 

There will be a long section of the performance where strobe lighting is used. You are free to leave the space and return at any time.

The entire performance will be captioned.

For more info, please view the pre-show information

Running Time: 90 mins
Age Guidance: 12+

 


Directed by Martha Kiss Perrone

Image: JMA Photography

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Relaxed Performances
All performances 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. Latecomers will be permitted – this might be at specific points in the performance agreed with the artists. It does not mean that light and sound effects have been changed. For more info, visit our Access Page.

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 to Scratch Bar and ground floor public spaces. There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.

Further Information
Download pre-show information here, or visit our Access Page.

INSURGENT BODIES WORKSHOP

By Martha Kiss Perrone and Lowri Evans

2-5pm, Friday 21 Feb

This workshop will explore through dance, performance and theatre, the experience of the insurgent body, in the political-personal place that each one of us occupies. Martha and Lowri have worked together for several years and be sharing their creation process which is activated through a continuing dialogue with unfolding political events.

Theatre makers Martha Kiss Perrone and Lowri Evans have created various shows, workshops and performances together, including Rózà (2014) and Revolta Lilith (2018) which toured extensively across Brazil. Martha is also the director of When It Breaks It Burns by ColetivA Ocupação which will run alongside this workshop from 19-29 February. Lowri is their UK producer.

This event is free but ticketed. Click here to book

YOUNG PEOPLE, ART, ACTIVISM SYMPOSIUM

12:30 - 6pm, Friday 28 Feb

To conclude the run of When It Breaks It Burns, Battersea Arts Centre will be holding a symposium on young people, art and activism.

The symposium will involve invited speakers, workshops and lunch will be provided. 

This event is free but ticketed. Click here to book.

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