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Why Jean Genet Still Matters In Plymouth and the UK Premiere of Heaven is a Place

The Jean Genet: Why Jean Genet Still Matters. In Plymouth (And Lots of Other Places). Right Now. Sunday 29 June 2014 1 pm – 5 pm An afternoon of talks and talking at Plymouth Arts Centre including the UK première of Heaven is a Place, a dance film made by Kayla Parker, Roberta Mock and Ruth Way, with emergent professional performers and members of Plymouth’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans communities.  Pride in

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It’s a Wrap – Heaven is Place Film is now in Post Production

IT’S A WRAP! On the 15th April 2014 filming completed for the  ‘Heaven is a Place‘ film. We’ve worked in partnership with Plymouth University meeting  the most fantastic performers over the past few weeks! The film is now in post production and will première in Athens on 6 June and the UK première will take place in Plymouth on 29 June. We’re also very excited that the film, Heaven is a Place, has

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Heaven on Earth? Film Rehearsals get under way at club OMG Plymouth

Today, 31st March 2014, was a big day in the production of the newly christened “Heaven is a Place” film being produced as Plymouth’s contribution to the international Heaven on Earth? project. Plymouth’s OMG club threw open their doors to the production team, performers and Pride in Plymouth volunteers (who have participated in the workshops over previous weeks) to come to the club and create visuals that will inform various scenes in the film. Lots of outrageous looks and movements were tested in the space, as the three groups worked together to create some unforgettable visuals. The club were even kind enough to involve two of their barman who will take part in the actual filming next week. The project in partnership with Plymouth University has provided a unique opportunity

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Another busy week for the Heaven on Earth? Team – OMG Plymouth Film Location

It’s been a busy week for the Heaven on Earth team. Monday 17th March 2014 involved a visit to Plymouth’s OMG nightclub who have kindly offered to be to a filming location for one of the major scenes involving members of Plymouth’s LGBT community. Lighting and angles were all explored while the team got to test out some cages and podiums at the same time . . . . Then Tuesday saw the last community workshop taking place in which participants explored movements and narratives that could be portrayed in the film to say something of their experience of being LGB or T in Plymouth. Rehearsals will take place at OMG at the end of the month with filming following on closely ready for the film’s release in the summer.

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Heaven on Earth? Dance Workshops Update and Photos

One of the principle aims of the Heaven on Earth project is to work with Plymouth’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered communities, in partnership with Pride in Plymouth, to generate movement and narrative sequences which will form part of the film project. Whilst the film is being inspired by the work of Jean Genet, the additional intention is for this sequence is for it to represent the kind of powerful stories and memories that were unearthed as part of the Pride in Our Past project (2011 /12) and is now held as part of the Plymouth LGBT Archive. To begin this process, two workshops were held in December. The first took place on the 2nd December for those members of the LGBTQ community which identify as men and the second

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