The Sand Dog Cometh by Mary Pearson
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“Entertainment wants to give you what you want. Art wants to give you what you don’t know you want.” – DAVID CRONENBERG
“I want to give you something that you don’t know that I didn’t know that you wanted. Without knowing you, I want to give you what I want you to want.” – MARY PEARSON
Inspired by ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, the 70’s, unintelligible academic language, classic crooners, Rihanna, Scouse female fashions, dereliction and shopping centres, The Sand Dog Cometh offers: Virtuosity? Intellectual stimulation? Distraction? Provocation? Catharsis? Dear Audience: What is it you care about? A multi-disciplinary solo homage to the avante-garde, to kitsch, shtick, snobbery, trash and easy laughs.
Written, directed, and performed by MARY PEARSON (USA/UK). Visual collaboration with SOPHIE MALMBERG (DK/Berlin).
With support from Decoda, Liverpool John Moore’s University, The Bluecoat, Liverpool Hope University, and Arts Council England.
Developed in stages at Ponderosa Tanzland Festival and Con|VERGE residency (Germany) 2013, at the Bike Shed Theatre (Exeter) in residency with Jamie Wood, and at Physical Fest 2014 (Liverpool). Physical research took place as a ‘Making Space’ artist-in-residence at Summer Dancing Festival 2014 (Decoda, Coventry).
“OUTSTANDING IN HER RANGE AND CONCENTRATION” – TOTAL THEATRE
“IF YOU CAN IMAGINE A LIVE, FEMINIST VERSION OF A TARANTINO MOVIE – SIMULTAENOUSLY GROTESQUE, EXCITING AND UNCOMFORTABLE” – BROADWAY BABY
Mary Pearson is an interdisciplinary performance maker based in Liverpool, UK, currently touring The Sand Dog Cometh and FAILURE (& other opportunities for non-linear success), and teaching multi-disciplinary performance workshops called FAILURE Lab.
Mary has been a guest teacher of CI, Improvisation, Choreography & Performance, and Dance at Liverpool Hope and Liverpool John Moore’s Universities, and has mentored at Ponderosa Dance summer school P.O.R.C.H. (Germany) 2011-13. She now co-curates the annual Con|VERGE residency at Ponderosa. She co-founded and was co-Artistic Director of Fool’s Proof Theatre, whose work toured nationally and internationally in the UK/US from 2006-11.