telling culturally important stories through capturing live-action arts
Bad Madam collaborators Adam Loveday-Brown and the Blaine Brothers have captured live art for years. From the historic English National Ballet and the hundreds of high-profile artistic commissions by 14-18 NOW commemorating the centenary of World War One, to telling the stories of groundbreaking demonstrations of art, music and technology at YOTA: Space, innovative arts organisations like Without Walls and culturally-potent theatre companies like Dawn State.
The threesome’s ability to capture and craft these stories, either through documentary formats, or simply weaving a narrative through a piece of live action, helps build awareness and support for these important artistic entities, bringing their work to ever-wider audiences and celebrating the creative diversity important to our culture.
The Dawn State Theatre Company was formed in 2012 to make dynamic new work inspired by classic texts and forgotten stories. The Company’s productions connect the most vital questions of today, with the shared narratives of our past, to interrogate where we’ve come from, and where we’re going to next. They believe in creating theatre that’s urgent, passionate, timeless and accessible to all. Director Dan Coleman’s recent adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Man Who Would Be King’ was testament to their founding philosophy, and was described as ‘Outstanding’ by the British Theatre Guide, and ‘Wonderfully adapted’ by What’s On Stage.
Yota Space is a non-profit international digital art festival held annually in St Petersburg, Russia. The festival is dedicated to contemporary art and exists as a space to demonstrate the future through its creative environment, knowledge sharing and educational programmes. As part of an MTV show, Bad Madam director Adam Loveday-Brown was asked to document United Visual Artists’ ‘Volume’ creation - a field of 48 luminous, sound-emitting columns that responded to movement as visitors weaved a path through the sculpture, creating their own unique journey in light and music.
Without Walls is a consortium of festivals and organisations dedicated to raising the profile of the UK outdoor arts sector, promoting artistic excellence and supporting innovative new work for the benefit of artists and audiences. Bad Madam was asked to support the group during a recent tour, as they performed at the Greenwich Festival.