Our virtual promenade performance take place inside the CAN X TWO TEMPLE PLACE virtual art gallery. Mixing gaming and 3D technology with performance, this experimental production combines original music, virtual performances and a new script written and performed by Daniel York Loh.
‘Every dollar is a soldier/with money you’re a dragon’ explores the migrant experience, from the poorest of Chinese sailors who jumped ship in the East End, to the richest of men, William Waldorf Astor, the eccentric founder of Two Temple Place, who migrated to the UK from the USA. Set ‘after hours’ in the gallery, twenty audience members, visible to each other as their chosen avatars gather in the lobby…. follow the glowing orb that guides us through the virtual galleries….
Tickets are £8 (£6 for preview) Performances: 19/21/23/24/28/30 April
Originally conceived as a live exhibition – CAN x TWO TEMPLE PLACE has evolved into an exciting new arts encounter, experienced in a digital space.
This Digital Exhibition in our especially created Virtual Gallery features works from fine artist and singer-songwriter Chloe Wing, augmented reality and architectural artist Donald Shek, composer and creator of a new Instagram opera, Jasmin Kent-Rodgman, and writer and performer Daniel York Loh. All of them have used Two Temple Place as inspiration or challenge, exploring the aesthetic and historic resonances of William Waldorf Astor’s building to explore their practice.
Ming Strike (小明拆台) a podcast about current events and challenges in performing arts through the eye of Asian art practitioners living in the UK. Initiated by GASP-C in May 2020, Ming Strike has created three episodes for CAN Festival 2021. From April 1 the final podcast takes you to Performance Vidéothèque: London International Mime Festival 2021 (in Mandarin with English subtitles)
Gather the family and go through your recycling bin and cupboards and let’s create! Join The Orang Collectif on two fun creative, family adventures, making your own instruments and puppets to create your own show at home. For families with children, age 4+ / 3 & 4 April 3pm
The festival runs until April 30 – download the Festival Diary here so you don’t miss a thing!