I’m writing on behalf of Gary Clarke, Artistic Director of Gary Clarke Company, to ask for your help and support with our new collaboration this Autumn between choreographer Gary Clarke, photographer David Severn, and the LGBT+ community.
Gary Clarke Company is a dance theatre company based in South Yorkshire, known for creating powerful, national award-winning touring work with and amongst marginalised communities.
Following Gary’s award-winning COAL and Wasteland, the final part of the trilogy, DETENTION (to be created in 2023) will cover the personal stories and experiences of 50 members of the LGBT+ community who were affected by the controversial anti-gay legislation Section 28.
To accompany the show, we would like to create a new touring photography exhibition called 50 Portraits which will be presented in theatre foyers, gallery spaces, community centres and on-line, will be available to the general public for free and will be created to help deepen the context of the live show, raising awareness and visibility of LGBT+ lives.
Each of the 50 contributors will have their portrait taken by acclaimed photographer David Severn, who is well known for his striking and beautiful portrayal of working-class Britain. In order to raise the funding for this photoshoot we have set up a GoFundMe page and we would be grateful if you could donate and share the link via your own social media, friends and colleagues in order to help us realise our next important work with the LGBT+ community.
Thank you for your support https://gofund.me/1c2186db