The WASTELAND Re-tour 2023 has now ended.
Thank you to EVERYONE involved in helping us get the show back out on the road and to the attentive and appreciative audiences – all 5411 of you who came to see one of the shows across the 9 UK venues we partnered with. We had a blast.
NATIONAL PORTFOLIO ORGANISATION
GARY CLARKE COMPANY, co-founded and led by Artistic Director Gary Clarke and Executive Producer Annabel Dunbar is at a pivotal point in its development having successfully bid for National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funding from Arts Council England to help deliver its three-year plan from 2023 – 2026.
Moving from a highly successful project-by-project company of freelancers, that regularly exceeds its targets, we are now creating a year-round organisation that will deliver its high-quality programme of work annually.
NEW WEBSITE | COMING SOON
As part of our first year as an NPO, we will be working with our long-time collaborators HdK and Designer Jo Briggs to develop a new GARY CLARKE COMPANY website from Spring 2024.
The new website will become the information hub for all things GARY CLARKE COMPANY and sit with our micro touring websites such as this site for WASTELAND.
GARY CLARKE COMPANY requires 3 versatile and highly skilled professional dancers for the research, creation and preview of the company’s next mid-scale dance theatre production in 2024.
NEW WORK | DETENTION | 2023 – 2026 | R&D 2023 | Making to Test Bed Preview 2024 | Premiere & National Touring 2025/2026
DETENTION is the final part of our trilogy of dance theatre shows following the award-winning COAL (2016 – 2018 UK touring & Germany) and the critically acclaimed WASTELAND (2019/20 covid halted & 2023 UK re-touring).
DETENTION will explore the real live stories of working-class LGBTQ+ communities and the direct impact and legacy of Section 28. This thrilling new show will feature 5 LGBTQ+ professional dancers, spoken word, archive film footage and an originally composed sound score and tracks by well-known artist(s) with 5 LGBTQ+ community participants and 1 professional drag artist both cast locally and integrated into the show at each venue on tour.