Lost at Sea with Puddles and Sunny

Jeremy Wade
Performance
Jeremy
Wade

is a performer with an extensive practice of curating and teaching. He graduated from the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, in 2000 and received a Bessie Award for his performance Glory, at Dance Theater Workshop, New York City, in 2006. Since then he works in close collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin as well as Gessnerallee, Zurich.

In his recent work, Wade explores death, zombie subjectivity, strange modes of being and feminist strategies of world making to undermine the social codes that define and oppress bodies. He is the initiator of “The Future Clinic for Critical Care”, an intersectional platform exploring the messy politics of care through performance, social practice and sociocultural animation.

Jeremy Wade
Fri11./
Sat12. 
Jun
19.30 /
TQW Studios

90 min, no intermission

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Few parts of this show consist of material situating intense emotional moments that could affect some spectators.

Jeremy Wade uses a politically charged form of queer science fiction to see through the complicated now. In his show, Lost at Sea with Puddles and Sunny he, together with the music of Quentin Tolimieri, portrays a broken scrappy one-eyed bird of a cabaret singer named Puddles the Pelican who lives on a Cruise Ship at the end of time. A survivor of the Deep Horizon Oil Spill, Puddles the Pelican sings, squawks, moans and tells stories of love and loss to keep the cruise ship passengers awake as they sail towards a howl, blind, eternal and empty on a sea that is no longer blue but a rusted dark orange. Choking on bits of tar, flailing all fantastic Puddles quacks: “Once a glorious bird, now covered in oil, which one of you Bitches has a match?”

Credits

Created and performed by
Jeremy Wade
Production witch, video animation, artistic support
Darcey Bennett
Piano
Quentin Tolimieri
Texts
Allison Wiltshire & Jeremy Wade
Dramaturgy
Maika Knoblich
Artistic mentor
Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy
Costume
Claudia Hill & Josa Marx
Wig
Benjamin Kiss
Light
Matthias Rieker
Special thanks to Michael Rollnick and Yoav Admoni, to the incredible Ezra Green for the contribution of his poetry, to Hari Stojan for his feedback.
Puddles first appeared as part of “The Clearing”, a co-production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
A production by Jeremy Wade, in co-production with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Supported by Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.
Jeremy
Wade

is a performer with an extensive practice of curating and teaching. He graduated from the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, in 2000 and received a Bessie Award for his performance Glory, at Dance Theater Workshop, New York City, in 2006. Since then he works in close collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin as well as Gessnerallee, Zurich.

In his recent work, Wade explores death, zombie subjectivity, strange modes of being and feminist strategies of world making to undermine the social codes that define and oppress bodies. He is the initiator of “The Future Clinic for Critical Care”, an intersectional platform exploring the messy politics of care through performance, social practice and sociocultural animation.

 
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