“An autobiographical one-woman show exploring the complexities surrounding love and abuse”.
P.A.T.S. premiered in London at The Lighthouse Sharing on 2017. The company is currently touring this show around Europe at festivals such as Dreams Before Dawn in Paris, Setubal’s International Theatre Festival in Portugal, Camden Fringe in London and Birmingham Fest in Birmingham.
P.A.T.S. reflects on the universal sense of love and sex and the paradoxical and dualistic nature of memories going between reality and the doubting of remembered events. Revealing the human tendency to change and distort the past while at the same time recognizing this pattern in order to cope with our present selves. P.A.T.S is a movement based piece which contains elements of performance art and cinematographic effects. It combines texts from classic literature and contemporary linguistics using both Spanish and English.
A YELLOW COLLECTIVE PRODUCTION.
CONCEIVED & DEVISED BY: Eva March.
DIRECTED BY: Johan Bark and Eva March.
CAST: Eva March.
TEXT BY: Eva March and Johan Bark.
DESIGN AND LIGHTS BY: Johan Bark and Eva March.
Originally founded in 2015 in Madrid (Spain), Yellow Collective is an experimental live-arts and theatre-dance company which create unique and intimate pieces that challenge and provoke today’s audience’s beliefs and values. The aim is to strip away superficial theatricalities to emphasise the relationship between the performer and the audience members. Having an active collaboration with the community as the central axis of their work in latest years.
The company was created thanks to the support of PKMÑ, which provided a work space for us to develop an explorative investigation which became a multidisciplinary 60-minute piece. This piece, THE LIGHTS, was premiered at the same venue in January 2016. After a successful first run, the production was selected to be part of “Imparables” (experimental theatre festival for new artists in Spain).Afterwards, the company moved to London to develop P.A.T.S. in collaboration with Swedish director Johan Bark, which was premiered in London at The Lighthouse Sharing on 2017. Later on, the show toured around Europe at festivals such as Dreams Before Dawn in Paris, Teatro do Festa in Lisbon, Camden Fringe in London and Birmingham Fest in Birmingham. In 2018, Eva moved to Belgium and developed ‘We do not know how to dance’ with the support of Het Entrepot and KASK, in collaboration with Les Ballets C de la B and Danspunt. WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DANCE premiered in May 2018 at Het Entrepot in Brugge (BE), as part of the Double Bill Night. It was also programmed to be performed later on, the same month at Eskimofabrik in Ghent (BE). The Portuguese’s version was premiered at Setubal’s International Theater Festival, in Portugal the same year.
The company is currently in Spain developing their new piece.
Originally from Västerås (Sweden), Johan Bark is mainly a theatre director, but also a performer and a musician, currently based in Dublin (Ireland). Johan studied a BA (Hons) Degree in the European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College in London and aftewards he moved to Dublin to study a Masters in Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has also completed a three-month placement at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn. Workshops and internships include Arianne Mnouchkine of Theatre Du Soleil (FRA), Song of the Goat Theatre (POL), Gardzienice (POL), John Britton (UK), OBRA Theatre Company (FRA) and the Lab Collective (UK).
Johan is a founding member of theatre and visual arts company Romantika, which in 2017 took two different theatre performances, both directed by Johan, on an European tour to England, Sweden, Scotland and France, performing 61 different times in total.
As a freelancer, Professional theatre work has in the past been done for practitioners and companies such as Robert Wilson (US), The Watermill Center (US), Awake Projects (SWE/UK), Iron Shoes Theatre Company (US). Johan is also an Associate Artist of theatre company Awake Projects, an associate theatre director in Yellow Collective (Spain) and a member of ASSITEJ – Sweden (The International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People).
More information about Johan Bark can be found HERE:
PHOTOS BY: Michael O’Reilly, Anne Charlotte Voie and various audience members at the Fly Pit in April 2017.