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GARY CLARKE COMPANY – 50 PORTRAITS

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.

Please use this link to donate to 50 Portraits https://gofund.me/1c2186db

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

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Into the Light LGBT50 A participant’s story pt 3

An incredibly moving performance,’ plus ‘Really powerful message: very impressed,’ just two responses from within the crowd, watching Into the Light last Saturday in Hull. Continue reading

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Text from Into The Light LGBT50

[Intro]

I’m not calling for peace in the world – though that’d be fine right –

just a moment to be heard. Listen up as I speak my words

Step with me sisters, step with me brothers

Step with me fathers step with me mothers

Break free with me. Into the light. Into the light Continue reading

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Into the Light LGBT50 A Participant’s story pt2

This is it, the night before the big day. This time tomorrow the cast of Into The Light will have entertained everyone at Duckie’s Tea party in Hull… twice! Continue reading

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Into The Light LGBT 50 – A Participant’s Story Pt1

After completing 14 hours of rehearsals, for community dance work Into The Light – part of LGBT 5O –  and with just, a week-and-a-half until showtime, it feels like the right time, to spend a few moments to reflect on where we are at.   Continue reading

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