An Anatomy Act: A Show and Tell

2 May 2018
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College
by Anna Furse / Athletes of the Heart // FREE Showing

AN ANATOMY ACT: A Show and Tell 

Conflating her roles as a theatre director, writer, and Professor, this unique event has Furse giving a vivid animated lecture on Anatomy, accompanied by illuminating video. The Anatomy Theatres of Renaissance Europe were the horror movies of their day - full of blood, guts, morality and human drama. The public gawped in fear and fascination at the criminal cadaver being doubly punished before their eyes. Furse takes this idea and runs with it, taking us on a journey of discovery to contemplate our bodies, dead or alive, as she segues from personal loss to the circulation of the blood, from Elizabeth 1 to Lady Gaga. This performance wants to make us think about the meaning of life, why we fear death, and invites us to spend a little time to reflect on our heart and souls - and assert exactly where our liver is.

FREE EVENT // Booking Required

The performance will be one hour in duration, followed by a post-show discussion with the artist.

Produced by Live Collision / Funded by the Provost's Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts / Arts Council England / CREATE, national development agency for collaborative arts / Goldsmiths, University of London / Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme / Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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