Lydia Cottrell | ATLANTIS - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

At the Riley Theatre

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Friday 20th September 2019
Riley Theatre

For one night only, hotly-tipped performance artist Lydia Cottrell presents a one-woman space race.

A Culture Vulture Joint with Leeds Inspired, ATLANTIS is an interstellar journey, featuring stage projection, hotdogs and a child-sized paddling pool, which poses all the big questions:

What did we learn from the race into space? What did we gain by getting there? Can we train for failure, and do dreams really come true?

Described by The Guardian as 'resolutely fearless', Cottrell gives a performance which is at once provocative, funny and highly kinetic. Prepare to blast off!



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About the artist

Lydia Cottrell is co-founder and co-creator of York SLAP festival and one half of ‘resolutely fearless’ duo 70/30 Split (The Guardian).

Her previous commissions for companies including Skimstone Arts, Yorkshire Dance and Drunken Chorus have been awarded the FLINTsparks Prize and the IDEA assembly, and been shortlisted for the Vantage Art Prize.

Lydia creates bold multi-disciplinary performances that challenge the institutional status quo and present challenging questions to the audience. Her practice is informed by a background in dance, live art and feminism.

Lydia recently completed her MA in Dance & Creative Enterprise at NSCD.

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