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Latest live theatre art by award-winning artists Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan

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Working On My Night Moves is the latest live theatre art work by award-winning artists Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan, presented by Zanetti Productions. Croft, Madhan and Zanetti are known for innovative and exciting performance works are are 3 of the many minds behind hugely successful shows Medusa, Power Ballad and If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming. The third and final part of a trilogy, that began examining the impact of the male gaze, Working On My Night Moves comes to the Basement Theatre, as part of the Basement Visions development programme, Wednesday to Saturday from 6 - 23 March. A wildly theatrical attempt to launch into outer space by creating a gaze that is female, non binary, expansive and hopeful. A feminist futurism that allows our brains to fall in love with the ever shifting cracks between any two ideological positions, between here and then, past and future, audience and performer.

"The change needed is so profound that it is impossible to say. So deep that it is unimaginable. But the impossible is to come. And the unthinkable is due..." - Paul B. Preciado - Feminism Is Not A Humanism.

Breaking the rules, the patriarchy and the time/space continuum. A search for multiple feminist futurisms, reaching for outer space, inciting a Wizard of Oz fever dream. A gesture to the impossible. An ode to the search for utopia. A science fiction / science fact / fantasy futurisms / dubstep mashup. Or just some moves in the night.

Theatrically breaking the time and space continuum by creating and recreating multiple worlds inside the theatre. Working On My Night Moves changes the architecture of theatre through transforming, exploring and dismantling the conventional theatre space, derigging and re-organising to reveal changing realities and possible futures. Infused with echoes and traces of pop songs, bad techno, the Wizard of Oz, the little orphan Annie and some dubstep remixes of Enya.

Working On My Night Moves is a performative investigation of potential feminist futurism(s) and an attempt to diffuse power, hierarchy and build new social relations with and between the audience. The final in a trilogy comprised of Power Ballad and If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming, this work performed by Julia Croft and directed by Nisha Madhan, is inspired by the theory of Karen Barad, Donna Haraway and Jose Esteban Munoz. Working On My Night Moves seeks to create a futurism that speaks to the historical complexities of gender and sexual politics while simultaneously creating a set of strategies for forward momentum that places utopia as an ever existing horizon of potentiality.

Working On My Night Moves is a journey into outer space, created in collaboration with Meg Rollandi, Jason Wright, Te Aihe Butler, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Kate Prior, Calvin Hudson, Ruby Reihana-Wilson and Lydia Zanetti.

Developed at Battersea Arts Centre, London. Created with support from Creative New Zealand.

Developed and Presented by Basement Theatre as part of Basement Visions 2019.

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