Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s musical production made with and for children visited Tate Modern for one performance only
Turner Prize-nominated artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s musical production Dogsy Ma Bone, a film and live event made with and for children and commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, comes to Tate Modern for a single performance on Saturday 24 June 2017, as part of the Tate Exchange programme.
The original cast of young people from across Liverpool who created the production with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd will assemble for this one-off London revival featuring original music and hand-made animal costumes and props.
Art in Liverpool had the pleasure of reviewing this, not once, but twice during Liverpool Biennial 2016, and at the launch of the Biennial touring programme at Touchstones Rochdale, where the scouse inspired musical production completely blew us away time and time again.
Dogsy Ma Bone is inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s Threepenny Opera and Betty Boop’s A Song A Day, and was first shown at Cains Brewery in Liverpool as one of the highlights of Liverpool Biennial 2016.
In addition to the live performance with the original cast, Tate held daily film screenings of Dogsy Ma Bone in a pop-up installation designed by the artist and the children (21 – 25 June), surrounded by the costumes and props.
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Dogsy Ma Bone, 2016 was commissioned by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Metal. Supported by Sadie Coles HQ, The Granada Foundation, PH Holt Foundation, Hemby Trust and St Georges Hall Liverpool. Dogsy Ma Bone, 2016 at Tate Exchange is supported by PH Holt Foundation.
Tate Exchange is an ambitious ‘open experiment’ which allows other organisations and members of the public to participate in Tate’s creative process, running events and projects on site and using art as a way of addressing wider issues in the world around us. Tate Exchange is a free programme for the public at Tate Modern and at Tate Liverpool and is supported by Freelands Foundation, Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Red Hat and Tate Patrons.