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‘Watch Me Fall’ premiere
February 5, 2009, 8:37 pm
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WATCH ME FALL
Arnolfini Fri 20th Feb 7pm
(as part of a double bill with Neil Callaghan & Simone Kenyon)
tickets are £8/£6
Box office: 0117 9172300

www.actionhero.org.uk

In April 2008 we re-enacted Evel Knievel’s 1967 Caesar’s Palace motorcycle jump at Arnolfini, Bristol. We landed just short (like the original), but in our version we didn’t spend 29 days in a coma afterwards. Since then, we have continued to make such attempts and developed an event for an audience. On February 20th we are returning to Arnolfini to attempt a jump once again…..only this time we’re going further.

*Watch Me Fall* is an intimate yet epic live performance- an experiment with the relationship between an audience and an event; a celebration of futility and danger. It is An Arnolfini We Live Here commission, supported by The ShowRoom University of Chichester, developed at Forest Fringe, Shunt and Residence, and it is funded by Arts Council England.

If at any point you see me on fire, don’t try and help. Just stand well back and wait until my own people can be there.

“an ecstatic atmosphere” Metro
if you want to know more about the process of making ‘Watch Me Fall’ scroll down our news page to the ‘Shunt Fun’ post. For images of the show visit/join our facebook group