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“New Movement Collective is a slick outfit. The company’s new work Please Be Seated is a pristinely designed and polished affair on all fronts”.

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PLEASE BE SEATED

Exploring conventions of behaviour and control, Please Be Seated uses the ‘orthodox’ space of a theatre auditorium and invites us to reimagine its particular conventions and our collusion in them.

Presenting a totalitarian society, which can only operate through group consensus but where the needs of the individual also clamour for acknowledgement, Please Be Seated reveals absurdities within political systems and every day structures.

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Photo (top–bottom)
1. Anthony Missen, Isabel Alvarez © Histeria Productions
2. Niku Chaudhari, Clemmie Sveaas, Malgorzata Dzierzon © David McCormcik
3. Clemmie Sveaas © David McCormick
4. Renaud Wiser, Clemmie Sveaas © David McCormick
5. David Ledger © David McCormick
6. Clara Barbera © Simon Tomkinson
7+8. NMC © David McCormick

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Choreography, Concept + Performance
New Movement Collective

Furniture
Jutta Friedrichs

Sound Design
Ben Houge

Lighting
Yaron Abulafia

Costume
JaneJaney

Cast (UK)
Clara Barberá
Navala Chaudhari
Malgorzata Dzierzon
Clemmie Sveaas
David Ledger
Daniel Riley
Renaud Wiser

Cast (Spain)
Clara Barberá
Malgorzata Dzierzon
Gemma Nixon
Isabel Alvarez
Jonathan Goddard
Anthony Missen
Itxasai Mediavilla
Eneko Borao

Producers
Clara Barberá (Spain)
Malgorzata Dzierzon (UK)

Production Manager
Mat Ort

Marketing & Design
Joe Walkling

PR
Jonathan Goddard
Caro Communications

Structural Fabricator
Other fabrications

Carpenter
Pedro Bonache Meli‡

Theatre Consultant
Richard Twyman

Please Be Seated is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Commissioned by Southbank Centre London and co-commissioned by South East Dance.

Developed with support from Theatre Royal Winchester, Berklee College of Music Valencia, Societat Filharmònica Música I Art of Picanya and Espai Rambleta in Valencia.

Supported by Richard Thomas Foundation, Marina Kleinwort Trust, Polish Cultural Institute London, Antonio Galera, Maria Jose Pascual, Anne-Marie Keller, Naomi Russell, Andrew Brentnall and Dance Company Studios Beckenham.

With special thanks to all who contributed to JustGiving and those who have offered their professional guidance, advice and support throughout this project.

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