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Optik in Egypt

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Optik in Egypt Paul Allain interviews Barry Edwards     Edwards: Our visit to Egypt came in between our tours of Poland and Germany and included a the major event, a big outdoor performance in Damanhur, Alexandria. Our work had been geared towards Europe, particularly Eastern Europe and this was the very first experience, certainly for me, of going somewhere completely outside of the European tradition. Our first reaction was to the environmental change i.e. towns, villages and cities were not organised in the same way as in...

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Jack Brook in Discussion

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PROCESSES OF SIGNIFICANCE: SCALE, SYSTEM and SINGULARITY The Work of the OPTIK Performance Company JACK BROOK in discussion with BARRY EDWARDS   PART ONE: OPTIK in performance: two written responses   1 Jack Brook   A marvelously ambiguous but tight and very assured piece. It works because it doesn’t use any movement that lifts it into specialist discourses. Clearly the training and the technique is sharp: the way the performers feed lines to each other, stop dear, wheel round when paths cross, drop out of the mayhem and catch...

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