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PLEASE LEAVE (a message)

ClusterFlux become scientists/linguistic experts/karaoke superstars, communicating a danger 10.000 years into the future 

ClusterFlux 

Location: De Sloot

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duration of the performance: 55 min

A karaoke bar. Yucca Mountain, New Mexico. A group of scientists are developing a series of messages and warnings that can cross linguistic barriers. In a multimedia performance examining the construction of messages and failures of communication, we attempt to articulate a danger 10,000 years into the future. In hazmat suits, enclosed within a white polythene box and confronted with a rising fourth wall, ClusterFlux address the impending climate crisis through karaoke and personal memories, encapsulating their complex relationship to the past, the joy of living in the moment, and fears for an uncertain future.  

“Provocative, audacious and thoroughly entertaining, Clusterflux are clearly a company to watch” – Arts Desk ****  

“Extraordinary show from an exciting ensemble” The Stage ****  

 “A masterful creation that engages the mind and the heart’’ – Ed Fest Reviews *****  

Biography

ClusterFlux is a London-based collective of international artists making multimedia devised theatre about our uncertain futures.  

We are graduates from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. We follow a conceptually-led and non-hierarchical dramaturgical process, using processes of re-describing to ethically facilitate a collaboration between six practitioners.  

Our form is in flux, experimental yet accessible. We play with archives, pop-culture, the obsolete and the canonised, creating work that responds to the now, with a light touch and music you can move to.  

Our development to date has been supported by New Diorama Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre and Theatre Deli. We have been awarded Curious Directive’s inaugural Hypothesis Grant, LPS’ Seeding Space, and an Arts Depot’s Residency. We were shortlisted for the Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve (2022), Pleasance London Associate Artist (2022), and The Untapped Award (2023). PLEASE LEAVE (a message) has enjoyed sold-out shows in London and the US, and received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival ‘23. 

credits

Performer/Deviser: Linda van Egmond; Jack Hilton; Miray Sidhom; Trevor White and Chris Whyte.
Dramaturg: Dana McMillan