Perpetuation Series PERFORMANCE

Perpetuation Series PERFORMANCE

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Studio 2, Sir Patrick Stewart Building, University of Huddersfield Queensgate Campus




United Kingdom

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Using the rare circus technique of hair suspension this durational performance expands the space, time and site.

About this event

Using the rare circus technique of hair suspension as a medium for physical exploration this durational performance expands the space, time and site in which almost impossible images occur.

Combined with audio illusion see a body falling endlessly, a body suspended by the hair above broken glass, a body vanishing in slow motion flying through the space. This performance is part of Tom Cassani’s ongoing research into durational acts of illusion that map new territories in practices of magic, sideshow and performance art. 

Tom Cassani is a performance maker and artist based in the UK. Tom writes text and performs actions in theatre, circus, cabaret, live art and club spaces. Tom’s work sits within lineages of both performance magic and live art and draws on physical skills from the circus sideshow. Tom is currently undergoing a Masters by Research at The University of Huddersfield with a focus on the body as site of deception in contemporary performance practices. 

Tom has written and performed award winning international touring theatre. Tom regularly performs unique cabaret work under the title Strange Boy. Tom also works internationally as a consultant and dramaturg for artists, performers and theatre companies.

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Information about the performance

This performance takes place over two hours in three parts with two short breaks. Audience is free to come and go throughout but are encouraged to stay for the duration. Booking in advance to ensure a seat is advised.

Accessibility information

Sir Patrick Stewart building has step-free access and accessible bathrooms. There is blue badge parking available on campus, please get in touch to arrange this.

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