© Robert Hesp 2019

HARD C*CK

(2015 - 2017)

A man dances in the space, a blur of rosy tissue and liquid mass sliding over shifting ground. Threads of whipped candy and shining flesh bounce and spin in the artificial luminance. A face of silver and pink, eyes bright, scanning the trembling edge of the circle for signs of joy and reconnection.

                

                                       TOUCH PLAY SEE

                                       RUB GRIND HOLD

                                       BEAT ((PULSE)) SHUDDER

 

HARD C*CK is a 60 minute performance celebration by Robert Hesp; an open look at ideas of sexual autonomy, identity and fragility and an attempt to rediscover the pleasure of skin and bone in a live space.

 

A piece for me, for you, for the void and the person on the other side of the laptop screen.

CREATIVE TEAM

Rosie Elnile               Scenography

Joshua Gadsby         Lighting design/operation

Peter Rice                 Sound design

Richard Dodwell        Dramaturgy

Kitty Fedorec

PAST PERFORMANCE DATES

Pearce Institute, Glasgow, BUZZCUT Festival                                   20th March 2015

Chisenhale Dance Space, London                                               13th November 2015

 

NEAT Festival, Nonsuch theatre, Nottingham                                         4th June 2016

LIMEWHARF, London                                                           30th June - 2nd July 2016 

 

NEWK at Live Art Bistro, Leeds                                                              13th July 2016

 

DUCKIE at the RVT, London                                                              13th August 2016

SPILL Festival, Ipswich                                                                     28th October 2016

Camden Peoples Theatre                                                                               May 2017

Dublin Live Art Festival                                                                               August 2017

"Courageous and profoundly touching"

 

Bill Bankes Jones,

Artistic Director, Tête à Tête 

"Backed by a pumping playlist of dance floor anthems, the show is both joyous and painful as we witness one man’s struggle with love, lust and loss. Nothing but thought-provoking, and always downright sexy."

 

Mark Richards,

Director of Metal Peterborough

With thanks to Gianluca Gasparini, Sarah Kouhou, Roswitha Cheshire, everyone who donated via Kickstarter, Chisenhale Dance Space, Metal Peterborough, LimeWharf London and SPILL festival.

Images below by Sarah Kouhou, Visual Instincts, Claudia Greco and Lucrezia Chiarle.