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Jo Hellier and Yas Clarke

The Morgul Way


A multidisciplinary performance work, The Morgul Way crosses forms and incorporates the eclectic experience of the creative team to conjure an abstract world.

The combination of choreography, vocal composition and extended vocal technique and video projection disorients audiences, giving distance to reflect on queer ecology, ecosexuality, and sensorial exploration of landscape. With this work, the creative team are interested in creating weird and surprising states and textures which serve to unravel essentialist thinking and move away from absolutes while avoiding didactic and narrative tones.

The Morgul Way will be co-created and led by Jo Hellier and Yas Clarke who will work with two dancers/vocalists, a designer and a dramaturg to create a midscale studio performance suitable for dance and experimental theatre contexts.

Director / Performer: Jo Hellier
Composer: Yas Clarke
Dramaturg: Nic Green
Designer: Wojciech Rusin
Performers: Linzy Na Nakorn, Katherine Hall


Artist Information

Jo Hellier is an interdisciplinary artist and performer working across live art, dance, experimental music, video, and installation. Their practice incorporates improvisation, somatic movement practices and witchcraft to amplify awareness in body and imagination. From this place she creates abstract, expansive work that intends to disrupt essentialist thinking.

Artist website: Jo Hellier

Yas Clarke is a sound artist and composer working across live-art, theatre, and music contexts. His work is always experimental, collaborative, and improvisational, and favours weird, minimal, and abstract aesthetics. He works often in collaboration with live-artists, theatre makers and choreographers and his collaborative performance work has toured internationally and received critical acclaim.

Artist website: Yas Clarke

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A young, white woman with blonde hair tied up in a bun and dressed in a beige shirt and trousers kneels down on a wooden floor. In front of her lie a row of apples in variously progressed states of decomposition from a small black, shrivelled, rotted apple on the leftmost end to a fresh, green apple on the rightmost end. She is holding a rotting apple from the middle of the row in each hand and leaning down to look at them. In the background there is a projection of apple tree branches. In front of the projection are a row of net bags filled with three apples, suspended from the ceiling by brown string hung at various levels.