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Worcester-based Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, has announced the transmission dates for How Hard Is Waving?, its brand-new series of specially commissioned short films.
Part of BBC’s Culture In Quarantine series - which aims ‘to bring the arts to UK homes despite venue closures, social distancing and lockdowns’ - the 20 one- to three-minute shorts will be screened across a range of BBC social media platforms, including BBC iPlayer.
Vamos fought off competition from more than 1,600 other applicants to win the commission, part of a total of 25 projects from a range of artists selected across England.
Described as 'Jacques Tati meets Homer Simpson' and performed entirely without words, How Hard is Waving? is the story of Ryan, alone in lockdown and doing his best to support his quirky, extended family through video link alone, while also attempting to keep his own mental health on track.
How Hard Is Waving? marks Vamos' debut performance on the BBC, providing the company with a unique opportunity to bring their work to a much wider audience. The film commission is a high-profile addition to their growing portfolio of work, which also includes full mask theatre productions across the UK and beyond.
Rachael Savage, Vamos Theatre’s Artistic Director, said: “How Hard Is Waving? starts transmitting this week across BBC Arts social media platforms and will run Tuesday to Saturday mornings for the next four weeks. It will also be linked to our own Vamos Theatre social media, too.
"We are extra excited because each weekend BBC iPlayer will screen an Omnibus edition, providing viewers with the chance to binge-watch all of the previous week’s shorts.”
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