Type: Performance
Title: 'HUG'
Artist: Verity Standen (United Kingdom) 

Director, composer: Verity Standen
Performers: Rob Thumpston, James Nuttall, Ellie Showering, Jannah Warlow, Helen Cockill, Emma Keaveney-Roys
Producer: Tom Spencer
With participation of 'Great Choir of Young CHOREA' members and invited vocalists. 

Duration: 25 minutes (no intermissions)

Date: 27.08.2016 (Saturday)
Time: 4:30 pm, 5:15 pm, 6 pm, 6:45 pm (4 performances)
Place: workshop room in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz
Tickets: 40 pln / 30 pln



Each audience member is blindfolded and hugged by a singer. Unable to visually gauge their surroundings, participants experience the performance through sound, breath and vibrations of the body as the choir of voices deliver the song. Playing with sense and perspective, HUG is a unique examination of the human voice’s power.


Verity Standen is a composer, performer and musical director based in Bristol, UK. Her work primarily explores the human voice and how it can be celebrated and transformed through live performance. Her performance pieces have been presented in theatres and concert venues, galleries and museums, dance festivals and live art programmes, village halls and cafes. Wherever it is performed, music is always at the heart of Verity’s work. She creates sound worlds, often using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony, and allows the audience to interpret mood and narrative for themselves. Verity’s work won the Off West End TBC Award 2016 and was nominated for The Arches Brick Award and a Total Theatre Award.


Project supported by:


British Council stacked positive rgb