CARU presents 'Myths and Visions' with Késia Decoté & 'John Cage and Teeny Duchamp Play Chess in front of a Live Audience' with Readymade Theatre (Austin Sherlaw-Johnson and Stavroula Kounadea).
Performed by Késia Decoté, Myths and Visions combines piano performance with dance and offers an alternate experience of a classical music recital. Késia is a pianist from Vitoria, Brazil and is currently completing a PhD at Oxford Brookes University.
Created and performed by Readymade Theatre (Austin Sherlaw-Johnson and Stavroula Kounadea), John Cage and Teeny Duchamp Play Chess in front of a Live Audience uses, as its starting point, John Cage’s Reunion of 1968 in which Cage played chess with Marcel Duchamp and Duchamp’s wife, Teeny, in front of a live audience. Incorporating elements of drama, music, sound art, film, opera, visual art and dance the piece quickly expands, spiraling outwards to bring in a variety of different, contrasting influences. Direct, challenging, accessible, lively and provocative, it can be variously misinterpreted as a nostalgic reappropriation of the traditional avant-garde or a subversive commentary on the contemporary arts of today.