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Writer : Thibault Delferiere in collaboration with Jack McNamara
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Maxwell Nicholson-Lailey
Lighting Designer : Lucia Sanchez Roldan

"Gyrating defiantly from the stage to screen, The Spirit, attempts to radically condense the essence of effort, destruction and freedom"
A Younger Theatre

"Gripping"

"An enthralling performer. Creating chaos and beauty" Disability Arts Online

We are thrilled that audiences had opportunity to experience all three works in succession as the BAC Going Global online. Now it's possible to SEE ALL 3 PARTS ONLINE until 31 August by clicking on the images below:

THE SPIRIT part one - The Camel
A playful, meditative work about living a life of servitude and duty and how we break free of our constraints. Delferiere manipulates objects trying to achieve harmony and balance against the endless pull of chaos. His actions are accompanied by guitarist Giuseppe Lomeo


THE SPIRIT part two - The Lion
Delferiere at his most primal and fierce. Having rejected servitude, he finds himself enraged and seeking a way out of his prison. Taunted by bait and desperately building his strength, Delferiere fights for freedom against the fragmented beats from drummer Steve Noble.


THE SPIRIT part three - The Child

Intoxicated by his freedom, Delferiere emerges in a state of joyous, hype, with music by Sharon Gal (vocal experimentalist). Contains adult themes and nudity.

Over the past 20 years Thibault Delferiere has presented over seventy performances and collaborations worldwide. Following the 2017 premiere of Sisyphus at Nottingham's Surface Gallery, this New Perspectives collaboration went on to win the Mess Award at the Birmingham's Be Festival in 2018. We began our journey on The Spirit in with Thibault in Belguim - to read the rehearsal diary and reflections on this collaboration click here

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ON BEHALF OF ALL AT NEW PERSPECTIVES, THANK YOU


"An evocative performance piece" The Stage

"Captivating to watch...I want to see more of Delferiere's performance" The Play's The Thing UK

These three films capture a truly radical artist at work. Thibault Delferiere takes audiences on a journey through the unexpected contours of his imagination. The first part of the trilogy, with guitarist Giuseppe Lomeo, finds Delferiere in a meditative and almost religious setting. The second, with drummer Steve Noble and Giuseppe Lomeo, sees Delferiere enraged behind metal bars. The final part, featuring voice and electronic artist Sharon Gal, is an expression of total freedom. As on online experience these are an incredible document of a trio of live events that defy classification.

"Taking its final bow on the eve of lockdown, few shows could have better expressed the tension, strangeness and power of the current time" Jack McNamara

I confess the word 'genius' popped into my head a few times" Tarek Iskander, Battersea Arts Centre

a mini-documetary filmed on location in Lovain La Neuve, Belguim and at Battersea Arts Centre





Target audience age: 16yrs+
Running time: approx 50 mins
Interval length: no interval mins

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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ON NEXT

During these uncertain times theatre and creativity continue to make a positive impact.
To support our programme with a donation click here
 
For Northants Touring Arts events book here
 
THE GREAT ALMIGHTY GILL
Laugh, Lament, Love and Lip sync!
Edinburgh Fringe premiere and touring
 
FAIR PLAY 
A brand new six part postcard adventure for children and families!
BOOK HERE

VOICE OF THE FIRE by Alan Moore
An epic new audiobook in 12 parts AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW

PLACE PRINTS podcast series 
A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin

See this radical trilogy is online here 
 

NEWS

ANNOUNCING FIRST SEASON
Angharad Jones'  first season fosters a spirit of togetherness more here
 
14 EAST MIDLANDS' ARTISTS JOIN OUR JOURNEY
To meet our 2022-23 New Associates cohort click here

LIMITED EDITION VINYL RELEASE
https://newperspectives.co.uk/?idno=1168&s=93
 Two stories stories from Voice of the Fire, narrated by Sleaford Mods' frontman Jason Williamson Order here

A READING OF LUCY KIRKWOOD'S
https://newperspectives.co.uk/?idno=1168&s=93
with thanks to The Royal Court