HUT 8 R&D presentation at AGE/NCY: ART, AGEING AND LGBTQ+ STORIES
Join in a vibrant mix of dance, discussion, music and drop-in workshops exploring the perspectives of older LGBTQ+ people
18.00 – 22.00
Note, HUT 8 R&D presentation
DATE: 26 April 2019
Location: TATE MODERN
Blavatnik Building, Level 5
London SE1 9TG
Choreographer Mark Smith and dancers Joseph Fletcher & Gavin Eden will present a talk and performance about creating a new dance inspired by Alan Turing’s mathematical genius and diversity. Music composed by Michael England. Turing was winner of BBC 2’s Icon of the Twentieth Century.
Alan Turing was a pioneering mathematician who received an OBE in 1945 for his work during World War Two, when he and his colleagues in Bletchley Park’s Hut 8 constructed code-breaking devices that cracked German ciphers. In 1952, Alan Turing pled guilty to a charge of public indecency. After admitting he was in a homosexual relationship with Arnold Murray he was forced to undergo chemical castration. Turing was punished for being different. Mark Smith will use the art form of dance to bring an emotional connection to Alan Turing’s story.
Research and Development funded by Arts Council England
Produced by Deaf Explorer CIC
Rachael Veazey of Deaf Explorer CIC will Introduce Mark Smith