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Arnolfini - est 1961

Wed 19 – Sat 22 May 9.45pm
£18.00/£15.00 concs
Bristol Harbourside Location
Booking: Arnolfini On 0117 917 2300 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0117 917 2300 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Or Bristol Old Vic On 0117 987 7877
Electric Hotel is a lonely, bizarre and beautiful outdoor spectacle; a uniquely designed, fly-by-night hotel brought to vivid life through dance and sound by the team of David Rosenberg (director and co-founder of Shunt) and Frauke Requardt (choreographer, Pictures from an exhibition at Sadler’s Wells/Young Vic) with Borkur Jonsson (designer, Woyzeck at Barbican, metamorphosis at Lyric Hammersmith).

Sitting on the outside looking in, the audience snatch glimpses of the do-not-disturb lives unfolding behind the floor to ceiling windows. Wearing headphones to eavesdrop on the internal spaces of the building they watch the residents in their private rooms: the natural habits, the unnatural fantasies and housekeeping of wildly varied quality. The privilege and thrill for the voyeur is seeing the bigger picture.

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Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Without Walls. Funded by Arts Council England and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award. Presented in Bristol by Mayfest and Arnolfini, with funding from Bristol City Council. Conceived and directed by David Rosenberg. Choreographed and co-directed by Frauke Requardt.