In a laboratory where escaped memories are stored and organised in glass jars, a maintenance woman works ceaselessly. Her shadow, the antagonistic all knowing spider, lurks in timeless space.
When she was a child, Noemí’s grandfather took her down the lane in a wheelbarrow to hunt the “Grellies” under the “Grelly Bridge”, under which they proceeded to lunch on cheese sandwiches in their wellington boots. Inspired by the creativity of her grandfather, the sensations still vivid in this treasured memory and the desire to keep it alive, she began to write a hunting manual, which lead her to the creation of Life, Melvin, is a fish.
Where do our most treasured memories go when we are not remembering them? Do they still exist? This dance theatre piece is a crash course in memory hunting presented by Noemí Luz, who takes on the complex challenge of preserving memories and asks; Do we need to hold on to our memories to know who we are?
Life, Melvin, is a fish has been developed in residency at the Conservatorio de Danza Antonio Ruiz Soler (Seville) and Centro Cívico Cerro del Aguila. It has been featured in the prestigious Teatro de la Maestranza in Spain.
Life, Melvin, is a fish is part of our Flamenco Salon Series, that brings hand picked Flamenco or Flamenco inspired pieces, conversations, installations, to an intimate audience keen to appreciate the best of Flamenco in London.
The flow of the event:
7:00pm: doors open
7:30pm: show starts
(the show runs with no intermissions for approximately 50 minutes).
Make sure to come hungry and thirsty to enjoy the delicious food and wine of our in house tapas bar, The Tapas Room Battersea (open until 11pm). You can enjoy a meal before or after the show. Bookings here.
* If you are booking the workshop as well, you can change in our facilities and enjoy a delicious meal before the show begins!
If you are a Battersea Spanish member, don’t forget to apply your member discount when booking.