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Marisa Carnesky & Rasp Thorne: 'The Quickening of the wax' at the Chelsea Theatre

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Time 19:00
Date 29/10/10
Price £10.5

A new performance spectacle, Marisa creates her own tableaux inspired by wax and real body expositions. The work has emerged from research at the National Fairground Archive in Sheffield.

A new performance spectacle that's emerged from extensive research at the National Fairground Archive in Sheffield, where Marisa continues to explore the politics around waxworks and extreme exhibitions of the body.

'(Marisa Carnesky) Queen of spectacle...the thrill of grand illusion'
Financial Times

Olivier award-winning show woman, Marisa Carnesky is best known for her fairground ride / performance event Carnesky's Ghost Train and for her solo show Jewess Tattooess. She is currently an associate artist at the Roundhouse.

The Quickening of the Wax is devised by Marisa Carnesky in collaboration with Rasp Thorne creating the original soundtrack. Anthony Bennett has created the wax works, Helena  Plewis is the performer and choreographer, Marty Langthorne is the lighting designer, and  Jon Marshall is the master of magic illusions.

Commissioned and presented as part of Chelsea Theatre's Sacred Season 2010


Carnesky Productions Ltd is funded by Arts Council England, Arts and Humanities Research Council and University of Sheffield.

 

Marisa Carnesky will also lead a 2-day workshop exploring themes of idols, effigies and martyrs on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November.

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COMPETITION: 1x Pair of tickets to attend Marisa Carnesky & Rasp Thorne: 'The Quickening of the Wax' at the Chelsea Theatre at 20:00 on Friday, 29th October.
To claim your tickets, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ box. The winner will be randomly selected.
Q: Wax and body are no strangers. Throughout history, wax has been used to capture the likenesses of the dead. So… Which famous death mask was Resusci Anne, (the CPR training mannequin) modelled from?
A: 1) Napoleon Bonepart .2) Peter the Great .3) Oliver Cromwell .4) L'Inconnue de la Seine
 

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