Neu! Reekie! presents Remain In Light #1
REMAIN IN LIGHT #1 is the launch of something brand new from Neu! Reekie! - featuring:
*SCRATCH & SNIFF (MARILYN CARINO & FIONA SOE PAING)*
*HARRY JOSEPHINE GILES*
*HARBINGERS DRUM CREW
*ANDRES ORDORICA & AR CROW representing 404 INK's 'We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology'*
THEO ROBERTSON (DANCE)
*plus Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson*
REMAIN IN LIGHT is a new monthly showcase of experimental/avante garde/dissident/outward looking culture featuring an eclectic shapeshifting mix of poetry, music, spoken word, performance art, dance, visual art, science, film, animation & activism.
REMAIN IN LIGHT will be unashamedly internationalist & pro-European in outlook, inspired by the best in contemporary European culture.
REMAIN IN LIGHT will be based at the newly refurbished Leith Theatre for the whole of 2019. A home in Leith? What's not to like.
****REMAIN IN LIGHT #1****
DJ SCRATCH AND SNIFF -
DJ Scratch and Sniff is a creative improvisational live electronic/dance music project created by Serena Jost and Cassis Birgit Staudt in NYC in the early 2000s, currently masterminded by the producers/vocalists Marilyn Carino and Fiona Soe Paing. And yeah, they bake cookies while they make music. The sound of a live Scratch and Sniff performance morphs from Bhangra to Salsa to Disco to Hip Hop to House to Breakbeat to Reggaeton, sometimes together, and all in between, threaded with Electro sounds and crowned with the true musicality of actual live humans performing music on actual instruments, inspired by the evolving moment
HARRY JOSEPHINE GILES -
Harry Josephine Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney and based in Edinburgh. Their poetry collections Tonguit (2015) and The Games (2018) were both shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, and Tonguit for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Harry Josephine was the 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion, founded Inky Fingers Spoken Word, and co-directs the performance platform Anatomy. Their poetry has toured North America, Europe and New Zealand, and their participatory theatre has toured widely, including Forest Fringe (UK), NTI (Latvia), CrisisArt (Italy) and Tesxt (Romania). Harry Josephines performance What We Owe was picked by the Guardian's best-of-the-Fringe 2013 roundup in the But Is It Art? category. www.harrygiles.org.
'We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology' (404 Ink)
is oor first featured publication of 2019 and first ever of this sizzling new strand. Representing WWAH / 404 Ink on the night will be Andrés Ordorica & AR Crow.
is a graduate from The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. As a writer, he aspires to create liminal worlds filled with characters who are from neither here nor there. His writing can be found in Confluence Medway, The Colour of Madness and The Acentos Review. He has performed his work for Literary Natives and The Courtauld Institute of Art.
is a poet, performer and trainee psychiatrist. They like to explore the spaces in between. I am A Crow.
Specially commissioned dance piece, featuring Theo pole dancing. With Eleanor Walker & Anna Otterbeck
HARBINGERS DRUM CREW
Harbingers DC is a UK based loud-ass industrial drum crew: it draws influences from techno, industrial metal, taiko, breakbeats & drumn'bass.
CinemaAttic specialises in pop-up film screenings, underground events and retrospectives on Spanish & Latin American Cinema. Presented by Alberto & Rafa.
Plus Neu! Reekie!'s MICHAEL PEDERSEN & KEVIN WILLIAMSON
'Scotland's favourite avant-garde noisemakers.' (The Skinny)
'A world of progressive cultural verve.' (The List)
'Neu! Reekie! dismantle the structures and snobberies dividing high and low art art is for everyone.' (The Skinny)
Neu! Reekie! is supported by Creative Scotland
Thomas Morton Hall (Leith Theatre) (View)
29-30 Ferry Road
Edinburgh EH6 4AD