Next Episode of Performance Live is
Produced in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and Arts Council England, Performance Live will showcase on BBC Two a spectrum of some of the most exciting artists working in performance today. This two-year series of programmes features the works of over a dozen artists, producers and arts organisations from across England, who have embraced the challenge of producing innovative pieces of live performance for television.Programmes commissioned will embrace a range of contemporary art forms: theatre, dance, comedy, spoken-word, live-art and everything in between, as the result of a unique process to embed digital and television production skills at a grassroots level. Artists, producers and art organisations will be tooled up to make art in a new medium for new and larger audiences. Through exploring the middle ground between live performance and television, this series will challenge audience perceptions around what live performance can be.
In this episode, co-produced with Battersea Arts Centre a trio of spoken-word artists curated by Kate Tempest will share bite-sized performances on themes of contemporary Britain.
Kate Tempest picks up the mic to fuse hip-hop, poetry and theatre as she shares stories from her second album, Let Them Eat Chaos, filmed for BBC Two from the one-of-a-kind Rivoli Ballroom in her neighborhood of Brockley, south-east London. Let Them Eat Chaos is set in the early hours of one morning and traces the lives and stories of seven people, living on a south-east London street, who all find themselves awake at 4.18am.
Set in the aftermath of an apocalyptic event which sees England engulfed by water, this play asks what if the fleeing masses from our TV screens had English accents?
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