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Elisabeth Sladen February 1, 1946 - April 19, 2011.
R U GOING TO C JUBA!
JUBA, JUBA, THE INIMITABLE JUBA!!
JUBA, IMMORTALISED BY BOZ!!!
JUBA, THE BEST DANCER LIVING!!!!
JUBA, THE GREATEST WONDER IN THE WORLD!!!!!
The dance and the rhythm
Almighty force of drum, skin on skin
Travels in conscience and culture
There's a burning and a yearning
I hear Master Juba a calling
Master Juba was the stage name of William Henry Lane, he came from America and toured the world. Not much is known about him. No photographs or film exist. Yet he sang and danced his way into the hearts of millions. He was the greatest dancer that ever lived. The Wonder of the World.
“In Search of Master Juba” is a vibrant new street performance fusing the power of the drum, the rattle of the clog and and the urgency of street dance to recount the amazing tale of William Henry Lane the Greatest Dancer Who ever Lived the 8th Wonder of the World.
Master Storyteller Stickman Higgins and his faithful sidekick Lucy Long will take the audience on a miraculous journey from the verdant plains of West Africa, through the bitter slave fields of North America, to the taverns and music halls of the industrial heartlands of Europe searching for the man who changed the world, the man who invented tap, the King of the Dance.
The performance will feature remarkable feats of terpsichorean skill, much clapping of hands, humorous ditties and shouts of joy and sorrow. During each show a small reward will be offered to anyone providing information leading to the discovery of the whereabouts of Master Juba's grave and in particular the restoration of the magic tambourine that is said to lie within. This to be returned to its rightful and certified owner the aforementioned Mr Stickman Higgins.
From a field of cotton
A hungry rhythm
Stepping a pattern into streets
Haunting theatre spaces and halls
Jump Jump Jive
Fittings Multimedia Arts, an Arts Council of England National Portfolio funded performance company, are looking for a dancer/performer, female or male, to join their team in a new street theatre show "In Search of Master Juba".
We are looking for dancer/performer skilled in one or all of tap, street dance or clog, experienced in an outdoor environment, able to sing, act and if possible play an instrument - so not a lot then!
The project will commence in 2011 with rehearsals and try outs at a number of street events with a full tour in 2012.
The contract would initially be for 2011and the artist would need to be available for rehearsals in London from the 27th June to 3rd July and provisional shows on:
1-2 July (Scotland)
8-9-10 July (South-South West)
22 - 26 August (Belfast)
2-3-4 September (London and Kendal)
Possibly more to follow.
Auditions will be held at the Bluecoat, Liverpool on Tuesday May 24th.
We particularly welcome interest from deaf and disabled performers.
The contract will be based on ITC minimum and supported by relocation, subsistence, travel and accommodation. For further information and/or an informal chat please call Fittings office:
0151 708 8858
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By Gary Robson
Directed by Gordon Dougall
Additional music and lyrics by Leigh Stirling
Raspberry makes its London debut at Oval House Theatre after a hugely successful tour earlier in 2010. Inspired by the life and songs of Ian Dury, Raspberry is a juicily gothic piece of music theatre that muses on the idea of perfection and perfectability, performed with gleeful non-conformity,
I would love as many of you that can possibly make it to please come see it!
PLEASE REQUEST JAYMA MAYS ON THE FORUM!!!!