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Palm To Palm - The Art of Holding Hands

By Louise Brodie

By Louise Brodie.

Would you hold hands with me? Not because you love me, or because you must take care of me, or because I'm in distress. Would you hold hands with me just because I asked you to?

  • Thu 24 May – Sat 26 May, 9:00pm

Venue: Upstairs

Please note that, regrettably, the upstairs theatre is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

Would you hold hands with me? Not because you love me, or because you must take care of me, or because I'm in distress. Would you hold hands with me just because I asked you to?

Join Louise as she invites you to take part in her daily challenge - To hold someone's hand for 30 minutes. Louise is doing this everyday in 2012 and for a few nights at the Ovalhouse she will attempted to create a theatrical journey that explores her discovery of Britain's touch-deprived culture.

Links:

  • Thu 24 May – Sat 26 May, 8:00pm
  • Fri 25 May – Sun 27 May, 8:00pm
  • Sat 26 May – Mon 28 May, 8:00pm

Additional information

Palm To Palm is an Ovalhouse Counter-Culture Commission

Inspired by Ovalhouse's history of radical and activist performance, these seed commissions investigate what counter-culture could mean today. Is it possible to be an outsider in a society priding itself on inclusivity? Who gets to be counter-cultural? And who gets to decide?

This mini-season of works-in-progress marks the beginning of an exploration that will grow into a Counter-Culture season sometime in 2013.

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