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Cabaret Pieces


  

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Cabaret Pieces


  

 

 Katy has created a number of short pieces for clubs and events. She finds this an interesting way to test new ideas that might become bigger at some point.. or just have fun! 

 

 

Kate McCAINnn

 “If your going to be a missing person - don’t be a boy, black, or working class” - Martin Bright, former editor of The Observer

 For ten years, Kate McCAINnn has been missing something. Her white pedigree cat, Rosie, disappeared on holiday, and no trace of her was to be found. Kate put up posters all around the hotel, got the police involved and hired a press team. Everyone wanted to help Kate. Simon Cowell, Richard Branson and Cristiano Ronaldo offered their services, and politicians offered their support. Anything to bring Rosie home. It’s true that plenty of cats go missing all the time - but not all of them as cute or beautiful as Rosie. Tonight, Kate wants to appeal to you - her audience - one last time. She’s willing to do anything she can to get your attention, and she’s going to use everything she’s got to get what she wants. If you were in the same position - would you? Performed at Queer Theory, Glasgow, 2017.  

 
 

RULE  Britannia 

Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves, Britains never never never shall be slaves! For this performance Britannia was set to visit a number of venues in Glasgow to pay her subjects a well earned visit. She just loves it when people want to line the streets, and kiss her hands.. and her feet.. and maybe even some other parts of her body - she's giving you the privilege after all! With chips clasped to her breast, she's ready to tell you why she's SO proud to be british.. and she HEARTS London, and she just CANT WAIT to have a look in the gift shop of the British Museum..  Performed at Queer Theory Nice N Sleazies and Stereo Glasgow

 

JOBSWORTH 

Jobsworth is ready to give it her absolute all tonight. She's excited to show you her perfected napkin folding technique ..she's got her wine glass holding skills down to a tee, she knows everything about a glass of freshly poured water you need to know, and she's armed with a stack of freshly printed CVs. She wants to prove herself to you.. she doesn't mind being exploited - just as long as you have a good time!  Performed at Queer Theory Nice N Sleazies, Glasgow.  

 

RATS! 

RATS! was a short performance piece for children supported by Hab Arts as part of Hazard at Manchester Z Arts Centre in early 2016. In this performance a rat crawls out of their newspaper nest, itching to find out why so called 'vermin' are so despised in the human world, have you ever been called a pest? 

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Dance With Death


Dance With Death

Dance With Death


Dance With Death

Care to Have a Dance With Death? 

Dance With Death was the collaboration between dance artist Gabriel Spector and Katy Dye. 


'Dance With Death' are a dance duo who perform in cabaret and entertainment venues. We dance Swing, Tango, Waltz.  We're dying to meet our audience members, we've waited such a long time for each and every one of them. Just give us a moment to brush the cobwebs off and smooth up our smiles - and we'd just kill to have a dance with you..  

Dance with Death performed at various venues in Glasgow including Wild Cabaret, Brunswick Hotel, The Glue Factory and Buzzcut Festival. Dance with Death were and were long term artistic residents at Swing ltd Glasgow, and in their work their created an number of original dance acts for the venue. Unfortunately Gabriel now resides in New York city and their collaboration ended in 2016.. with a mind that whenever they meet next they will surely dance again! 

Trailer Created By Chuck Gossens and Struan Robertson, photography by Struan Roberston. 

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Instruments of Torture


Instruments of Torture

 

 

Instruments of Torture


Instruments of Torture

 

 

 

An exploration of music that exists in moments of crisis

Be warned. This performance may contain bagpipes. It may contain screechy violins, snapping strings, resin and the echoes of next door neighbours 3am music. This performance may contain tone deaf karaoke, back seat car music, the half forgotten tunes that you sang along in assembly and national anthems to pluck at your heart strings. So who's words are you singing, what makes you join in, keep the beat, stay in time? what happens when you want to stand in silence instead? Instruments of torture is a performance that explores music and creativity existing in moments of crisis, whether that be a tune to hum to keep us going or a song to blare in the face of the enemy. 


Performed at The Arches Theatre 2015 as part of BA Contemporary Performance Practice Degree Show

 It’s intense, it’s thought-provoking...beautiful, Joyce Mcmillan - The Scotsman

 

photographs by Julia Baeur