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21CC: 'The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother I 43 Percent' Double Bill at The Place

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Time 19:30
Date 21/06/17
Price £16
  • Produced by The Place
  • Price £16, £12 concessions
  • Get ready for an unusual mother/son dynamic
  • Bring along your mum
  • Surf to The Place
  • See you at The Place

Two intimate and playful shows about being human, movement and pop music.

The Ballad features Lucy and Raedie, a mother and son who both REALLY love the singer Sia. They love her music, her videos and especially her hair.

This high-energy performance exposes the inherent narcissism that is at the center of motherhood and how this becomes a burden to the child embarking on adulthood. It shares something of Lucy and Raedie, past and present. It discovers their new dynamic.

43 Percent is a water-soaked odyssey, which packed out Glasgow’s Tramway at its 2016 Unlimited festival. Performed by 21CC’s Gary Gardiner and leading learning-disabled artist Ian Johnston, it explores the medical and social definitions of being human. Using dance, video, music and a huge dinghy, the work considers our bodies and the water contained within them, and how a medical world view might quantify, measure and sum us up – are our dancing bodies more than the sum of their parts?