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Jamie Hale: CRIPtic Pit Party

A hit of Transpose, Jamie Hale’s searingly honest, incisive and deft poetry gripped audiences. Now they bring us a Pit Party comprising a hope-filled solo and mixed bill of work by disabled artists.

To start, Hale performs NOT DYING in which they recount their full-circle story of progressive disability, from the agony and gracelessness of threatening death to the jubilance and defiance of survival. To follow, D/deaf and disabled artists expand on the selected themes of anger, fortitude and joy in short sets of music, dance and spoken word. Together their Pit Party recreates deeply personal experiences rarely represented on stage in a spirited, celebratory atmosphere.

Developed through our OpenLab programme, NOT DYING came into being as Hale began experimental medical treatment. Determined to confront and dismantle barriers so often encountered by disabled people, their solo intertwines video and narrative to thought-provoking effect. The vibrant second-half showcase curated by Hale completes CRIPtic

Creative team
Jamie Hale  Performer and Curator
Kate O’Donnell  Director (NOT DYING)

Jamie Hale  NOT DYING
Signkid  The Visual Experience
Jackie Hagen  This Is Not A Safe Space
Amelia Cavallo  Tito Bone
Katie Walters and Ella Chante  Seasick
Donna Williams
Jessi Parrott  PREPARE IT, MY BODY

Event starts
Friday 11 October, 2019
Event ends
Saturday 12 October, 2019
The Pit, Barbican Centre
Venue Address
Silk Street

London , London

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