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Alba by Jo Bannon

Alba is a performance about paleness, blending in and standing out. Influenced by the artist’s experience as a person with albinism, the performance takes its title from the Italian word Alba, meaning sublime light.

  • Wheelchair Access
This event is part of the Edinburgh On Your Doorstep 2015 season
  • Fri 24 Jul – Sat 25 Jul, 7:30pm

Running time: 40 mins

Venue: Downstairs

Creating a visual poem of imagery, story, light and sound Alba explores the stories we tell of ourselves and the stories told about us, the myths we inherit and the ones we embody, the identities we cannot shake off and so instead perform.

"Bannon’s hair shimmers like a beacon in the darkness as she leads us on a quiet, reflective and wry journey [...] this show is a little miracle" ★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Reviews for previous work:

"Jo Bannon’s Exposure, which questions the act of looking itself, is an extraordinary 10 minutes which considers not just how we look but what we choose to look at too." Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Jo’s work is expertly edited; it is both a joy and a treasure to be given a moment which you may feel is unique to you…It is awkward, charming, comforting and true. Words are not needed by the end and this work is certainly very special.” Total Theatre



★★★★ A candid, powerful and moving self-portrait which is free from nostalgia, but has a note of real melancholy.


★★★★ It’s a deeply personal and intimate exchange between performer and audience…Bannon’s writing and performance capture our wider fascination with image. 

Public Reviews
  • Fri 24 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Sat 25 Jul, 7:30pm

Creator and Performer: Jo Bannon

Jo Bannon is a Bristol (UK) based artist making live art and performance. She has presented work in the UK and Europe and is an In Between Time associate artist and founder member of Residence. 

Additional information

Commissioned and produced by In Between Time with Ovalhouse & Pink Fringe. Supported by Residence and Campo. Developed through Fuel’s Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England.

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