give what you can, take what you need

2008 - 2009

give what you can, take what you need is a playful exploration of notions of community and conversation through gift exchange. 

Drawing on Rajni's research projects into gift-giving as intervention in public space, this interactive performance is designed to take place in busy communal areas.  Passers-by are greeted by a large dinner table, where various other members of the public may be seated at any time.  Newcomers are invited to take part by accepting a gift, entering into a relationship with the gathering for as long or as short a time as they choose.

give what you can, take what you need was originally commissioned by Futuresonic 2008 and the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, and toured in 2008-2009 alongside Dinner with America.This piece can still occasionally be booked. Please use the contact form.

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give what you can take what you need (Manchester)give what you can take what you need (Manchester)
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give what you can take what you need (Manchester)give what you can take what you need (Manchester)
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give what you can take what you need (Manchester)give what you can take what you need (Manchester)
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give what you can take what you need (Manchester)give what you can take what you need (Manchester)
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Tour:

Wunderbar festival, Newcastle (2009)
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster (2008)
Futuresonic festival, Manchester (2008)

Photos by Jan & Emily Dixon from give what you can, take what you need in Manchester, May 2008:

 

 

 

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