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PRELUDE to DEAD...you will be

A panel of theatre practitioners, academics and spiritualists join 1157 artistic directors to discuss the themes and issues surrounding death and dying, the company's search for a body donor and other issues surrounding the presentation of death on stage.

1157performancegroup present
a multi-media theatrical debate
prelude to DEAD…you will be

In March 2004, 1157performancegroup, company in residence at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, released a public appeal for a living donor to become part of a theatre performance once they have passed away.

The piece DEAD…you will be is a site-specific work, a deeper exploration of Anaesthesia the final part of the Exeunt trilogy staged at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead in 2002. DEAD…you will be is rich in media sophistication, high-energy performance and continues to maintain 1157’s inimitable reputation for exploding contemporary myths and taboos.

In the last 10,000 years 100 billion people have died but contemporary speculation about death is not aided by the fact that Western cultures have grown unaccustomed to death ‘in the flesh’. Using text, film, cutting edge performance technology, original soundscapes and physicality 1157 explore the notion of impermanence as a living experience rather than a philosophical view.

Due to the overwhelming national and international response to the appeal, 1157performancegroup have extended the research and development phase of DEAD…you will be, the piece will be performed in early 2005, in London.

As part of the research and development phase 1157 will be presenting prelude to DEAD…you will be a public debate which is aimed at exploring the issues arising from explorations of death and dying on stage.


Live webcast visit prelude.1157.org for details


Matthew Scott | talks
Peter Goble | talks
Jo Dagless | talks
Tim Arthur | talks


Date and Time:

21 July 2004 at 8:00 pm


2 hours



Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Altwood Road
01628 788997

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£5 + £2.50 concessions

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Box office: 01628788997
Visit prelude.1157.org for further details

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