Six O'clock Swill

Lorraine Smith (Performer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformanceResearch

Abstract

Six O’clock Swill is an interactive and emotive solo that delves into Society’s relationship with alcohol. This work takes inspiration from the sculptural work of Rodin, Mr Punch and William Hogarth's Gin Lane and Beer Street, and has evolved through London’s Experimental Cabaret scene. What begins as an amusing audience interactive characterisation of a drunken businessman swiftly spirals into loneliness and alcohol-induced annihilation. Six O’clock Swill is a very emotional piece, questioning society’s relationship with alcohol and the negative affects it can have on lives. “Suitably alienating from the start... Smith's body-contorting choreography tells of the physical symptoms of alcoholism and the related mental health deterioration” Sam Gauntlett (Resolution! 2010 Review)
Description
Lorraine Smith (Silversmith Dance Theatre 2006-2014) uses the art of dance and storytelling to create gripping intimate live performance, revealing the delicacies and complexities of how environments and social structures affect identity and human interactions. Lorraine constantly engages in practice based research through performance, always creating with an aim to evolve choreographic knowledge and approaches. Research includes the creation and performance of character for live performance. Six O’clock Swill was devised and performed by Lorraine (including costume and sound editing).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusSubmitted - 11 Feb 2018
EventSix O'clock Swill - • The Shunt Lounge (2009) • Soft Cuts, Blue Elephant Theatre (2009) • Resolution! Robin Howard Theatre (2010) • Accidental Festival, Battersea Arts Centre (2010) • Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax (2013), United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 200931 Dec 2013
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Clock
Alcohol
Questioning
Dance
Social Structure
Cabaret
Costume
Deterioration
Physical
Loneliness
Annihilation
Mental Health
Businessmen
Dance Theatre
Storytelling
Solo
Spiral
William Hogarth
Art
Emotion

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Smith, L. (Performer). (2018). Six O'clock Swill. Manuscript submitted for publication. Performance
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