Block Universe

Alice Hattrick reflects on the London performance festival in the midst of the country's election week

By Alice Hattrick

Zadie Xa, Crash, Boom, Hisssssss. Legend of the Liquid Sword, at Somerset House, London, 2017. Photo: Arron Leppard. Courtesy Block Universe Rory Pilgrim, Software Gardens, at the Light, London, 2017. Photo: Arron Leppard. Courtesy Block Universe Will Rawls, Q&A, at the Asylum Peckham, London, 2017. Photo: Arron Leppard. Courtesy Block Universe Nicole Bachmann, I don’t want your whispers, at Kachette, London, 2017. Photo: Arron Leppard. Courtesy Block Universe

Various venues, London, 29 May – 4 June 2017For three years running, Block Universe has commissioned and staged new performance work across venues in London. Over the course of a week, I’ve seen works presented in a range of spaces: an artfully decayed room at Somerset House, the archway of Kachette in Shoreditch, and the lantern-like Light Space at the (Quaker) Friend’s House in Euston. The overarching aim of this year’s festival, comprising of 14 events, has been to look…

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