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LOST in TRANS at Progress | The Theatre Centre | Thursday, 08. February 2018

LOST in TRANS (England)
Conceived and performed by Dickie Beau
Curated and presented by FADO Performance Art Centre as part of Progress

Dickie Beau presents a poetic performance of peculiar personas. LOST in TRANS takes Dickie’s sensational multimedia aesthetic to hallucinatory new heights.

Continuing his shtick of using playback, in which he ‘channels’ voices he sees as being misplaced, misrepresented or misunderstood, Dickie breathes new life into found sound, ‘re-writing’ audio artefacts and playing them back through his body to become a live performing archive of the missing.

Presenting a compelling constellation of vivid characters inspired by cultural antiquity, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, LOST in TRANS is an off-road trip through the cultural archives. Cyclops, the one-eyed giant, becomes a third eye through which we view the world anew, including a radical re-visioning of Echo, the Nymph, of whom all that remained when she died of a broken heart was the sound of her voice...

‘Phenomenal talent... a powerful and moving artist… breathtaking’ – Time Out (London)

“Dickie Beau is the closest this country has to a genuine medium, an auteur of the airwaves, who can put flesh onto recorded sound in a manner both gripping and disturbing.” – This is Cabaret (London)

Presented with support from British Council Canada.
Photo: Joel Fildes

LOST in TRANS was a Southbank Centre commission supported by a Jardin d’Europe contemporary dance award and a residency at Cullberg Ballet, Stockholm and has been presented at: Southbank Centre in London, Contact in Manchester, Homotopia Festival, Liverpool, Artsadmin, London, and City of Women Festival, Ljubljana (curated as part of the Live Art Development Agency’s "Just Like a Woman" programme).

Conceived and performed by: Dickie Beau
Producer: Sally Rose
Dramaturg: Julia Bardsley
Lighting Design: Marty Langthorne
Sound Design: Will Saunders
Video filming and post-production Consultant: Lukas Demgenski
Lighting operator: Nao Nagai
Video consultant: Gillian Tan
Video operator: Aaron Pollard (Toronto)
Pegasus: Stephen Lawson (Toronto)
Production Manager: Deborah Lim (Toronto)


Presented in partnership by SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre
Feb 1 - 18, 2018
Single tickets: $25
Progress 3 Show Pass: $60

Full Festival line-up at progressfestival.org

Progress is collectively curated and produced by a series of Toronto-based companies, operating within a contemporary performance context. This third edition is curated by Anandam Dancetheatre, FADO Performance Art Centre, Little Black Afro Theatre, SummerWorks, The Theatre Centre, The Toronto Dance Community Love-In and Volcano Theatre.

All Festival events are physically accessible, and many offer accessible options such as ASL Interpretation, Tactile Audio Display Seating, and free or discounted tickets. For more info on accessibility at Progress, visit