Anglo‐Belgian performance company, Reckless Sleepers, present a large scale version of A String Section, at Circus Street Market, on Saturday 12 July.
In 2010 Leen Dewilde started destroying things, smashing cups, breaking down walls, cutting up furniture and sawing the legs off chairs… The internationally acclaimed A String Section started as one of these works, a simple set of 5 chairs, 5 women and 5 saws. A project where, the production of sawdust, the leftover legs, the half broken chairs, the residue of the action was as important as the action itself.
For three days in July, Reckless Sleepers return to Brighton, to work with 22 women in creating a new larger scale, site-specific adaptation of A String Section. This production, at Brighton’s Circus Street Market, was commissioned by South East Dance for Big Dance 2014.
A String Section was first presented in 2011, as a series of research projects in galleries in Belgium. Since then the project has been adapted, presented with a Cellist, inside a derelict building, outside, on a beach, in front of a church, inside a gallery, outside a theatre, part of a festival…
Originally conceived by Leen Dewilde it has become one of Reckless Sleepers most talked about, challenging, moving, and significant pieces of work. “Right from the beginning we imagined different ways of presenting the project,“ Dewilde says. “One of those imagined performances was with a large group of participants. In July 2014 that dream becomes a reality.”
Tickets are free, but should be booked in advance via Eventbrite