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This summer Contact Young Company invite you to a secret but familiar place. Get comfy as our bold, young artists explore what it means to be a man.

Using interviews with boys and men from across generations, CYC create a new piece that tries to free up our expectations of men as we strive for gender equality in this modern world.

The company’s stories will be woven together with everyday movement and striking visuals, to create something that feels both familiar and provocative.

Think Grayson Perry meets Bruce Lee or Michael Jackson meets Stephen Hawking or Spiderman meets your dad. Or maybe don’t think at all.

Come and see what a man can be.

Reviews

★★★★★
‘Cheeky, charming and incredibly poignant’
She Bangs The Drums Review  provided to Manchester Evening News by Amanda Dunlop.

‘CYC continues to set a precedent for what can be done when young
performers are treated as professionals.’
The Stage

This event takes place at a secret location

Meeting point: Deli-Lama Cafe-Bar, 220 Chapel St, Salford M3 5LE

Contact staff will be onsite at Deli-Lama to meet you at the advertised start time. Please arrive in good time as late comers may not be admitted.

Credits

Directed by Hetain Patel.

Produced by Contact.

About CYC

Contact Young Company (CYC) is Contact’s renowned, award-winning young ensemble. CYC is made up of young performers, actors, dancers, musicians, stand-up comedians, poets and MCs.

Each year, the company creates brand new professional standard shows in collaboration with major national and international artists, such as Forced Entertainment, Lies Pauwels, Stacey Makishi and Slung Low. Shows are premiered in Manchester, and often then tour nationally to leading venues and festivals.

About Hetain

Hetain Patel is an interdisciplinary artist, with a long history of presenting at Contact. He makes photographs, videos, sculptures and live performances for galleries and theatres worldwide, including commissions for Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Sadler’s Wells and Candoco Dance Company. Hetain is also known to Manchester audiences through his stunning exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery in 2017. His 2013 TED talk on cultural identity has had nearly three million hits.

  • Price
    £13/£7
  • Venue

    Secret Location

    Meeting point: Deli-Lama Cafe-Bar, 220 Chapel St, Salford M3 5LE

  • Ages
    Over 14s
  • Genre
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Thursday 30 August 2:00pm Book
Thursday 30 August 7:00pm Book
Friday 31 August 2:00pm Book
Friday 31 August 7:00pm Book
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Sunday 2 September 7:00pm Book