ARCHIVE: 25 – 27 November 2011

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Photo: Jonathan Turner


Photo: Jonathan Turner

Reckless Sleepers Negative Space

Thu 13 – Fri 14 Nov, 7.30pm | 80mins

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University of Leeds LS2 9JT

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Compass Festival burst into life with the world premiere of Reckless Sleepers' astonishing new show - Negative Space. The UK/Belgium based company renowned for beautifully bold, intelligent and hilarious work are determined get to the bottom of things. Constructing their set before our eyes, a white box, a box for their ideas, ideas that can't be contained. The set, a set of rules that are bent and tested quite literally to destruction. The fur will fly and walls will come down. Indefinable... 

A sequel to the extraordinary Schrodinger. Rarely do gripping physicality, mesmerising visuals, ritual and poetry come together so completely as they do with Reckless Sleepers in this world premiere. On stage is a white room: it might be upside down, they’re not sure. There are hatches and doors, comings and goings. Laws are made, bent then broken. We’re never far from chaos and often astonished by the beauty that pierces the ever-frantic attempts to make meaning.

“That  black  box  might  well,  in  the  final  analysis,  be  a  metaphor  for  the  mind,  but  it  is  also  a  space  for  gripping  physical  theatre.” 

The Guardian (on Schrodinger)

Of this RoomTake Me to the Bridge

Compass Late

  • Fri 25 Nov

    Holy Trinity Church

| , FREE

The Last Supper
Reckless Sleepers

  • Fri 25 – Sat 26 Nov

    West Yorkshire Playhouse

Fri: 7.45pm, Sat 2pm & 7.45pm | , Tickets £15

Compass Symposium

  • Fri 25 – Sun 27 Nov

    Various locations


Bake me a Cake
Jenny Lawson

  • Fri 25 – Sun 27 Nov

    The Light

Fri: 2-10pm, Sat:10am-10pm, Sun 10am, Final Sharing: 3-4pm | , Free Admission

Two Four One One
Grace Surman and Catherine Butterworth

  • Sat 26 Nov

    Queen Square

5pm and 8pm | 45 minute performances, Free Admission0.

The Speech Maker

  • Sat 26 Nov

    Leeds Town Hall

9am-9pm | , Free Admission

Take Me to the Bridge
Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge

  • Sat 26 Nov

    Leeds Bridge

  • Sun 27 Nov

    East Street Arts

10am-12pm and 2-4pm (Sat), 1-3pm (Sun) | , FREE

Local Radio Orchestra
Janek Schaefer

  • Sat 26 Nov

    Leeds City Museum

11am-5pm | , Free Admission

Inspiration Exchange
Third Angel

  • Sat 26 Nov

    Leeds City Museum

11am-5pm |

Carpe Minuta Prima
Brian Lobel

  • Sat 26 – Sun 27 Nov

    Outdoor Market

11am-5pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) | , Free Admission

And on the Thousandth Night…
Forced Entertainment

  • Sat 26 – Sun 27 Nov

    Howard Assembly Room

6pm | , Tickets £15/£10

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