On sunday 17th March I went along to a performance collaberation by artist Harold Offeh and a group of young producers known as The Follies Of Youth, hosted by the visual arts organisation Pavilion.
The performance entitled Pinatopia took place at the in the gardens of 18th century historic house of Temple Newsam, the audience were led on a procession through the grounds with short stops at certain places where the performers would act out their choreographed routines and at one point present the audience with a pineapple!
Pinatopia was based on the pineapple being an 18th century status symbol. If you were growing pineapples in your hot houses, then you had money and power.
The performance also engaged with the folly on the grounds of Temple Newsam as part of the Mount Folly project, initaiting a rave-like situation on the steps of said folly.
Thoroughly enjoyable and educational, I can safely say that this was one of the best performances I have seen in a while!
Pavilion's page for the project: http://www.pavilion.org.uk/project.php?pid=148
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