DAY 4: Final performances by Ryan O'Shea
Welcome to the Final Performances of our Graduating students! DAY 4: Performance by Ryan O'Shea
Time & Location
11 May 2023, 17:30 – 12 May 2023, 18:30
ArtEZ, University of the Arts, Onderlangs 9, 6812 CE Arnhem, Netherlands
About the Event
Ummm Yeah Okay And? by Ryan O'Shea
17:30 | Zaal 3, Theatrium
I awoke one morning and the church outside my window was gone.
I went to a rave and lost my surroundings.
I saw the beams of light slowly dim into focus from my seat in the auditorium.
I saw the breath of a stag on a winters morning on a David Attenborough documentary.
I saw a city disappear.
I saw people lose themselves.
I saw technicians investigating.
And I was thinking….
Ummm Yeah Okay And? is a performative exploration of ambivalence. Immersing the audience in theatrical fog, it investigates the feeling of having two thoughts at the same time.
The performance will make visible the invisible and the invisible visible, providing a conduit between nature, a theatre and a nightclub. Set in a headspace, the performance permeates with a feelings of unsureness, hesitation, in-betweens and unknowns. Three performers will take audiences through a series of clouded images from the poetic to the absurd, from the real to the surreal. The minimal scenographic element of fog will pushed to maximal effect paying homage to clowning, to camp and to finding the joy within the ordinary.
Concept: Ryan O’Shea
Supervisor: Dr. Pavlos Kountouriotis
External Mentor: Bosse Provoost
Devised by: Andrea van der Kuil, Antti Uimonen, E. Christodoulou, Mar Esteban Martin, Ryan O’Shea
Performed by: Antti Uimonen, Mar Esteban Martin, Ryan O’Shea
Technician: E. Christodoulou
Design: Andrea van der Kuil
Music/Sound Design: Mar Esteban Martin