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An Indecent Incident

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An Indecent Incident

Adapted by Aisha Zia from ‘A Nasty Story’ by Dostoyevsky. A site-specific promenade play staged in a disused zip factory in London’s East End. The piece explored a man’s fall from his own ideals with a live Russian score from The Gadjo Club, dancing, wedding food and free vodka. With choreography from Fernanda and live music from The Gadjo Club.

Photos by Adam Ryzman

 

Its theme is the terrible gulf between a man’s idea of himself, his ideals, and his motives, and what they prove to be in the harsh light of reality. Its cruelty lies in the recognition that the tragedy of failure to come up to one’s own expectations… is essentially comic…
Jessie Coulson, 1966

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