Unkindest Cut: Harm and Harmony in your Head

Date:Wed 13 Mar
Time:12.30, 3pm, 6pm, & 8pm
Venue:Cambridge Leisure Park
Price:Free*

Outside it seems to be a shipping container much like any other. Inside though, it’s a fortress of ideas – intimate and intense, alluring but alarming, contained yet spilling over.

Unkindest Cut confines and entwines dance, performance, text, film and an intricate light installation to explore how our own minds cope – and sometimes don’t – with modern life, confronting audiences at close quarters with complex issues around young people and mental health. It integrates young voices and stories into the heart of the work to create a world that is emotionally rich, dark, captivating and sensitive. Whilst offering a safe space for audiences to reflect, this performance creates a landscape of experiences as emotionally charged as it is thought-provoking, as stimulating as it is unforgettable.

“Unkindest Cut: Harm and Harmony in your Head” is a national touring show accompanied by discussion events at six science festivals across the UK, Sidmouth, Oxford, Battle, Swansea, Nottingham and Cambridge, coordinated by Sadhana Dance and IF Oxford with support from Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grant and The Wellcome Trust.

The installation, Unkindest Cut is a collaboration with audio visual artists Kathy Hinde and Matthew Olden and lighting designer Aideen Malone. It was developed in association with Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Partha Banerjea and the South London and Maudsley Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Sadhana Dance creates emotionally engaging work driven by the confluence of arts and science. It is distinctive for its cross art form collaborations and themes.
It has toured nationally and internationally, a number of critically acclaimed shows including: Under My Skin, The Shiver and Elixir. Sadhana regularly collaborate with renowned and award winning artists and scientists.

Presented as part of the Cambridge Science Festival

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Tickets are free but you need to book a ticket in advance.
  • The performance takes place inside a shipping container, located on Cambridge Leisure Park. Capacity is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of the themes explored in this performance, some scenes may be upsetting to some audience members. 
  • There will be a panel discussion at 6.45pm in J3, Cambridge Junction to discuss the themes and some of the issues raised in the performace.

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PLEASE NOTE:

  • Tickets are free but you need to book a ticket in advance.
  • The performance takes place inside a shipping container, located on Cambridge Leisure Park. Capacity is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of the themes explored in this performance, some scenes may be upsetting to some audience members.

Age: 13+

Duration: 30 mins

Viewing arrangements: Standing, plus bench seating and floor.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

There will be a panel discussion take place in J3 at 6.45pm. For information/to book a free ticket for this please click HERE

The container boxes will be open as an installation space on Thur14th Mar, 12pm – 2pm, & 4pm - 7pm.

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Unkindest Cut: Harm and Harmony in your Head – Panel Discussion

Wed 13 Mar

A panel of speakers discuss themes and issues raised in 'The Unkindest Cut'.

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Junctures³

Fri 22 Mar

A variety of interdisciplinary events will take over the building and involve you in a series of installations, talks, performances and discussions.