For Now, I am... is the second part of Marc Brew’s trilogy (the first, Remember When, short-listed for an Isadora Duncan award). Following his life changing accident, the work explores the journey of getting to know a body, and new ways of performing with it. With an ethereal soundtrack by Claire McCue, featuring cellist Andrew Huggan, striking visual projections by Jamie Wardrop and an exquisite lighting design by Andy Hamer, the work showcases Brew’s unique movement style, and explores themes of what it is to be broken, purified, and to reconcile being in the world in a changed form.
Marc Brew Company exists to create, develop, encourage, produce, manage, market and promote arts and culture on an international platform and is led by the disabled Artistic Director and Choreographer, Marc Brew.
Grounded in both contemporary technique and classical ballet, the work draws on the unique physicality of each performer. The work, created in collaboration with disabled and non-disabled artists, is honest, unsentimental and recognizably human.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Haze is used. Marc performs in a loin cloth. Stage size: 8m x8m x 5.5m (for full show). We have a reduced version that can fit into 6mx6m spaces with no aerial element. Rigging: access to rigging points and ballast is required (for full show) Lighting: 38 Channels; 28 Fixtures; 8 booms (2 x Source 4 profiles - 26 degree; 2 x Source 4 profiles - 15/30 degree zoom; 13 x Source 4 profiles - 36 degree; 9 x 1.2K Cantata Fresnels) Projection: ANSI-lumen / Resolution: 6000 + ansi lumens; 1920 x1080 or 1920 x 1200 WUXGA; Contrast Ratio: Minimum of 2000:1 Sound: Use of venues sound system
We ask venues to provide a mic and head set for the control room/desk and Marc so that they can converse Full technical spec: http://www.marcbrew.com/productions/venue-support/
Founded in 2008, Marc Brew Company by award winning disabled dancer/choreographer Marc Brew, the company has built a reputation for creating extraordinary work.
Since its inception, the company has blazed a trail of high quality work, bringing together exceptional artists with and without disabilities to create powerful and engaging performances. Marc has been part of a swell of talented disabled artists based in Scotland. The company has challenged audience’s perceptions of dancers and opened the door for disabled artists to be recognised as professional, high quality performers and creators.
The company has been in demand nationally and internationally, touring to USA, Australia, Qatar, Europe and Brazil. It collaborates with top quality artists such as Dame Evelyn Glennie, Phil Sheppard, Andy Hamer, Rachel Gadsden and Scott Patterson and was selected to create work for and perform at the Unlimited Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, British Dance Edition 2014 and as part of the Festival 2014 Commonwealth Games. Over the last 3 years, Marc’s choreography has been seen by over 16,000 people around the world.
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Unique Selling Point
It is an inspirational tale of achieving your goal by dealing with major challenges. After his car accident, Marc was labelled quadriplegic, but he worked hard to get movement back into his arms. Although Marc is paralysed from the chest down, his movement quality is exquisite and he is a skilled storyteller, blending specially composed music, live art projections and aerial work to create a stunning show that has been rated 5 star by press and audiences.
We suggest that the show has a Q&A session as audiences want to stay and talk. Marc's struggle with adversity resonates with audiences.
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Marc runs a series of Masterclasses, choreographic intensives, workshops and residencies. He can also offer teacher training for dancers, professionals and educators and is often asked to attend conventions and conferences. For more information please visit www.marcbrew.com
The legacy is exposure to high quality work by a disabled artist and inspiring others to achieve their goals. Marc can offer workshops around teaching inclusively, so that the next generation is inspired.