Nightclubbing: Drink Deep from the Light of the Universe
8 December 2018, 3pm - 5.30pm
New Art Exchange
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Artist Rachael Young and her badass band of super humans embrace speculative fiction and visceral live music in a new performance installation, emerging from a weeklong residency at NAE.
Evolving from Rachael's celebrated performance Nightclubbing (The Stage ****) this new piece, inspired by space travel, is a meditation, a call to arms and a preparation for take-off towards a better future. People of colour to the front, Black people to the front, Women and non-binary people to the front, LGBTQI+ to the front!
Rachael Young makes theatre, live art, interactive installations and socially engaged projects. She like to work in the spaces between disciplines and discover new languages for performance through collaboration.
Her current work is exploring notions of freedom and bravery and is inspired by autobiographical experience in relation to socio-political landscapes. She feels making art is about creating a platform from where she can shout about the things that matter, uncovering hidden narratives, reading between the lines and attempting to explore that which is often brushed under the carpet.
She has recently presented work at The Lowry, Tate Modern, New Art Exchange, Contact, National Theatre of Wales, Battersea Arts Centre, The Yard, //BUZZCUT//, Derby Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse and have been supported by Arts Council England, Arts Connect, mac birmingham, Curve, Ovalhouse and BBC Performing Arts Fund.
Rachael also works as a lecturer, mentor and outside eye for other artists. She is currently lecturing on the London Theatre's MA course at University of Roehampton and will be working with London Contemporary School of Dance later in the year.
Follow Rachael on twitter @Rachaelraymck