I had an excellent evening in Manchester in Saturday at Contact theatre where a new rap opera was performed titled 'Marcus the sadist'.
There were many levels to this piece from controversy, humour, vocal and performance talents that all juxtaposed together (alongside clever technical and musical inputs) in order to deliver a raw yet fully coherent piece of Theatre that fully promotes the achievements of british urban, rap culture.
The after party was not necessarily linked to 'marcus the sadist' but I had a blast. Sticking around at Contact you realise the hub that it is and sustains. Live dance performance showcases from multi faceted individuals were accompanied and led by improvised musical backing; providing a late night repertoir that gripped me and my fellow guests.
I tried to trick my friend into getting on the dancefloor and 'busting some grooves' but I had the misfortune of being misunderstood in my quest and was escorted onto the floor myself!.
Needless to say with only two amateur dramatic performances under my belt and no dance training I was put on the spot!. Ever the professional I pretended and went with it.
It was a great release to get up there and move to uncertain music...a total appreciation for being out of control.
I enjoyed it thoroughly and would not hesitate to do it again.
Have a look for contact theatre's website and see when there next similiar event is and get your flappy arms legs and hips down there!!!!
On a less important note I spotted sunita from coronation street and also kimberley from Girsl Aloud!....Perhaps the girls need a chubby cute backing dancer/artist/curator blah blah for their next video !?
Perhaps not...sorry girls im too busy!