Gaby Agis and The Raincoats
Saturday 27 February at 8pm at Greenwich Dance, Borough Hall, London SE10.
The first work in this outstanding double bill is the reconstruction of Shouting Out Loud, originally choreographed by Gaby Agis in 1984 for thirteen women and will include performers from the original cast and the original soundtrack developed by The Raincoats’ Ana da Silva from their songShouting Out Loud. The evening will continue with a performance by Gaby Agis of her 1986 solo, In Anticipation for Surrender to the song No one’s little girl within a set of live music by The Raincoats.
“The 1980’s were a period of great social and political unrest. Thatcherism was in full swing. The miners’ strike and gay pride, anti-racist and feminist movements dominated the landscape. This provided the context and backdrop to artists’ lives. Again, we live in turbulent and uncertain times. By reconstructing Shouting Out Loud I am interested in discovering to what degree art reflects the times we live in.” Gaby Agis, October 2014.
The Raincoats, seminal post punk band, ‘godmothers of grunge’ and inspiration to a generation of riot grrrls, originally formed in 1977. Shouting Out Loud will be the first of a series of collaborative performances The Raincoats will make in 2016, followed by performances for Punk London at The Photographer’s Gallery and a collaboration for Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary. Bloomsbury Publishing will launch a 33 1/3 book about their first album The Raincoats in spring 2017. www.theraincoats.net
Supported by Arts Council England, University of Roehampton, Coventry University.