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.
Wunderbar festival, Newcastle (Eldon Square, 2009)
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster (St Nicholas Arcades, 2008)
Futuresonic festival, Manchester (Piccadilly Gardens, 2008)
supported by Futuresonic Festival and the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster