The Arches Sets Programme for 2014 BEHAVIOUR FESTIVAL, March 6-May 2

Dark Behaviour

We've devised something extra special to close out Behaviour 2014. Working alongside multidisciplinary arts group 85A, we're staging a devious night-time party experience within our cavernous arches. Dark Behaviour will be an intoxicating late-night event that blends elements from all our creative strands to celebrate the artistic spirit of the venue as a whole. With teasing live performance, mysterious happenings, visual delights, and a ferocious club energy, it will be the perfect way to close our darkest and most daring Behaviour yet.

Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director of the Arches: "Welcome to The Arches' festival of essential live performance, BEHAVIOUR, which provides a snapshot of today's most exciting International Artists, presented alongside their Scottish counterparts.

One of the major themes in the festival this year is the interaction of live music with other disciplines. We're thrilled to be working with the Tramway again in the presentation of In May, with music by Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy and we are excited to uncover a special late night club-inspired addition to the festival, Dark Behaviour. We'll be working with arts collective 85A to create an extraordinary multi-chambered night of installations, happenings and music that fully embraces the spirit of The Arches

Elsewhere in the BEHAVIOUR programme there is a notable politicised edge. A strong feminist seam includes Alan Bissett, Bryonny Kimmings, Rosana and Amy Cade, Sh!t theatre, Silvia Gallerano and Cristian Ceresoli. Each approach the subject from different perspectives and, taken cumulatively, they represent a fierce anger at the inequality inherent within our global economic systems and its specific impact on women.

Thanks to the generous support of various partners including the Goethe Institut we are able to present the UK premiere of Hate Radio by Milo Rau in the main arch spaces. Signifying a radical move forward in the field of documentary theatre, this devastating work takes the audience into the glass cage of a radio studio during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, where actors, some of whom were directly affected by the event itself, replay events as they took place on Radio-Te?le?vision Libre.

BEHAVIOUR, is defined by a particular disobedient energy. Come and misbehave with us." BEHAVIOUR is The Arches' annual festival of essential live performance. Since beginning in 2009 Behaviour has grown into one of the UK's leading contemporary arts festivals, bringing some of the most diverse and innovative performance talent from across the world to Glasgow each year.

Now in its fifth year, BEHAVIOUR 2014 includes 18 events taking place in The Arches, Glasgow's iconic arts and music venue underneath Central Station, as well as other locations across the city, including Tramway and off- site work in Govan.

BEHAVIOUR 2014 runs from 6th March - 2nd May. Tickets are on sale from The Arches box office: 253 Argyle Street, at www.thearches.co.uk, and on 0141 565 1000.

About The Arches: One of Europe's leading cultural venues, the Arches is both an arts receiving and production house with an international reputation as an exciting hub of ground-breaking creativity. Housed within seven Grade-A listed Victorian railway arches in Glasgow city centre, the venue presents a year-round programme of theatre, performance, dance, visual art, live music, club nights and creative learning. The programming team employs calculated risk-taking in all of its creative decisions, nurturing emergent talent and rewarding bold approaches with a supportive environment for further innovation.

BEHAVIOUR 2014 - AT A GLANCE:

6th-7th March - Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel: The Arches 6th-7th March - Sister: The Arches
14th + 16th March - Hate Radio: The Arches
15th March- Arches Commons: The Arches

15th March - In May: Tramway
5th April- Martin O'Connor Discussion: The Arches
26th-29th March - Cain's Book: The Arches
3rd-25th April - Future Reflexions Exhibition: The Arches
3rd-5th April - FAG: The Arches
4th-5th April - Sam Halmarack and the Miserablites: The Arches
8th April- NTS Auteurs Scratch Night: The Arches
8th-9th April- Job Seekers Anonymous : The Arches
9th-11th April- Ban This Filth! : The Arches
10th-11th April - La Merda: The Arches
14th-19th April - Theology: Off-site (TBC)
22nd-25th April - The Forbidden Experiment: The Arches (1st-3rd May @Traverse) 29th-30th April - Neighbourhood Forum: Off-site (TBC)
2nd May - Dark Behaviour (Festival closing party): The Arches

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