‘Nightwalks with Teenagers’ by Mammalian Diving Reflex

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Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey
Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey
Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey
Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey
Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey
Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey
Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey
Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey
Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey
Nightwalks with Teenagers, Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018, photo: Pavlo Kerestey

Nightwalks with Teenagers

Mammalian Diving Reflex

Friday 5 October, 8pm
Saturday 6 October, 8pm

starting point: Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading

Nightwalks with Teenagers is created with local youth, who plan, design and lead public walks through the city at night, exploring the neighbourhood with members of the community. Nightwalks is focused on the power of walking together, bringing together teens and adults to have a unique social experience in a shared place and time, where everyone can let loose, and silences offer moments for contemplation.Taking the audience through the streets and paths of Reading, this walking performance will uncover undiscovered sights and untapped talents. Expect to walk, dance, laugh, run and parkour your way through our urban playground as we follow shared paths and connected futures.

Based in Germany and Canada Mammalian Diving Reflex is a research-art atelier dedicated to investigating the social sphere, always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences. They are a culture production workshop for site and social-specific performance events, gallery-based participatory installations, video products, art objects and theoretical texts. They have made strangers slow dance with each other; eat meals together; interview one another on stage in front of hundreds of other audience members; share drinks with octogenarians while discussing various positions of sex; they have held all night dance parties DJed by 10-year-olds.

Nightwalks with Teenagers is a performance for adults, led by youth from Maiden Erlegh School in Reading.

Free and all welcome!

Credits:
Nightwalks with Teenagers
Mammalian Diving Reflex, Darren O’Donnell
Conceived by Darren O’Donnell
Co-Directed by Tina Fance, Sanjay Ratnan, and Ngawang Luding
Local Coordinator: Stéphanie Mitchell
Produced by Tina Fance, Eva Verity

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading lead teacher: Emma Jordan

The project has been kindly supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. 

Marker Location:

Watlington House,
44 Watlington Street,
Reading,
RG1 4RJ