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Charlotte Spencer: Is This a Waste Land?

Booking is now closed. Please contact or call 020 8293 9741 if you have any questions about your booking.

Are you interested in being part of a ‘test audience’ for a brand new, immersive performance event?

The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership are supporting the development of Charlotte Spencer’s Is this a Waste Land? which will premiere in Corby at the end of April. We will be co-ordinating a FREE coach trip to Corby on the evening of Thursday 20th April for those interested in being the very first audience to experience the event.

Places are limited so please do reserve your spot ASAP – you’ll need to make your way to the pickup point (The Place, WC1H 9TP) for a 4pm departure, and you’ll be dropped back there at 11pm.

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Please note:

  • We regret that the coach does not have wheelchair access.
  • We strongly recommend that you wear layers of comfortable clothing, a warm waterproof layer and stout boots. The ground may be uneven and the event will require standing and moving throughout.
  • The performance will conclude with tea and cake. No other refreshments are provided - please bring something to eat and drink on the coach.

About the Project
Is this a Waste Land? is a performance through headphones for a disused urban space.

As day dips into night, we gather. You will be given headphones and offered instructions amidst a constantly shifting soundscape that is delicate and thoughtful one moment, infectious and playful the next. In this new, multi-sensory experience from Charlotte Spencer, many worlds are created, destroyed and re-purposed in a generous playground built by everyone. Is this a Waste Land? invites us to re-imagine how we value our spaces, homes and communities. How can we be together?

In the current fragile political and ecological climate, ITAWL focuses itself towards ways we can respond individually and collectively to the combined demands of busy lives and an increasingly crowded planet. The nature of ITAWL is interactive, experiential, tactile, collective and individual - together we will be making things with our hands.

Charlotte Spencer Projects work in unusual spaces in order to open up new forms of conversation, and change how and where performances happen. Their previous work, Walking Stories was a hit of Dance Umbrella 2015 and has toured extensively nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. We invite you to re-enter their intelligent and transformative world.

Charlotte Spencer Projects work in unusual spaces in order to open up new forms of conversation, and change how and where performances happen.

Bring an object to donate to the performance. It could be anything, a paintbrush, an old frisbee, a bucket, a bike inner tube, a piece of wood...


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Is this a Wasteland?
Photo by Pari Naderi