"I don't like theatre, but I love this!"
Dirty Market are theatre magpies, who make performance out of stuff that's normally thrown away. The imaginative ensemble behind Bacchaefull (Time Out Critic's choice), Something About You..., Be Good Revolutionaries and Oxbow Lakes, makes underground, scratchy work that transforms space and takes audiences on surprising, visceral journeys.
Used to making work in crumbling chapels and old abbatoirs, Dirty Market have now been let loose on Theatre Deli's new venue: The Old Library SE5.
We use a process of Bricolage to construct our pieces. We incorporate the elements of play and preparation that often get discarded. We use performers from different disciplines because we’re interested in the clash or harmony of their responses and styles.
Bricolage is our system for creating work using personal responses, montage and multiple performance styles. It’s a way of liberating the performers from the restrictions of their training, and a way of creating a new theatrical language (less hidebound by the usual delineations between ‘physical / naturalistic or contemporary / classical).
With regular workshops we develop the work of individual company members, exchanging ideas and techniques as well as looking at issues around our bodies, actions and the ownership/responsibility for work – this could be termed actor’s empowerment, though not all members are actors.