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Spectra performance reveals personal manifestos and empowerment, amid warmth and humour

Tue 22 November 2016

With its usual mix of warmth, humour, unexpected delights and quirkiness, Spectra’s new immersive piece: Manifest - unleashes a world in which all is possible. The multi-sensory production, with a cast of community performers ranging in age from 16-45, who vary in terms of their abilities, are joined by professional artists. Audiences will experience movement, film - creatively highlighting Spectra’s processes, binaural recordings, which enables them to experience a Spectra session in action and cake!

Almost three months in the making, mac’s theatre will be transformed into a space that invites the audience to think about their own manifestos, while at the same time directly engaging with the piece. All will be encouraged to don provided costumes, explore textures and smells of Spectra, while decorating and tasting a many layered cake.

Kate DeRight, Director of Spectra Project said: ‘I am very excited about Spectra’s upcoming show, Manifest. This piece is intimate and reflective but, as always with Spectra shows, full of fun and deeply welcoming for people of all ages and abilities. As we’ve made the show, we’ve been thinking about what kind of world we want to make – having a sense of empowerment about positively affecting the world around us seems ever more important. That, and making a show is always a good excuse for eating cake with our lovely audience!’

Manifest takes place at mac on Thursday 24 November, 6.30pm. Tickets: £2 available at www.macbirmingham.co.uk or by calling 0121 446 3232.

For press enquiries please contact Marcia Springer, Senior Communications Manager on 0121 446 3237 or email marcia.springer@macbirmingham.co.uk.


I am very excited about Spectra’s upcoming show, Manifest. This piece is intimate and reflective but, as always with Spectra shows, full of fun and deeply welcoming for people of all ages and abilities. As we’ve made the show, we’ve been thinking about what kind of world we want to make – having a sense of empowerment about positively affecting the world around us seems ever more important. That, and making a show is always a good excuse for eating cake with our lovely audience!’

​Kate DeRight, Director of Spectra Project

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Manifest | Thu 24 Nov | 6.30pm | Tickets £2