Naive Dance Masterclass


Written by Matt Rudkin
Devised with Silvia Mercuriali
with direction by Petra Massey and Prof. Liz Aggis
Funded by ACE
Supported by The Old Market Theatre

Naïve Dance Masterclass is a stand-up and dance-about comedy combining deadpan wordplay and expert physical tomfoolery in a sweet blast of erudite mayhem. Drenched in ecstasy and anguish, ex-contemporary dance star, Matt Rudkin, shares his tale of artistic salvation through the exertions of riot duty training and the love of an immigrant hula-hoopist. Aiming a poke at cultural bumf, this second show from Inconvenient Spoof pays heartfelt homage to those heroic geeks who dance without fear, in asexual abandon, subverting the norms of cool.
WARNING: may contain nudity.

Hilarious, bizarre and captivating. This is a fantastic and unique take on the harsh realities of life. What it takes to be a human – a dancer… in love.”
***** The Latest Magazine – Rosie Pearson

…an eloquent parody of the excesses of performance art, and a joyfully liberating way to spend the better part of an hour.”
**** Fringe Guru – Richard Stamp