Kabare /Cabaret 2011
The Hurdaci Street Performance ResearchProject, (website coming soon), with devised theatre artist Billie Beckley took place over two months in Istanbul at the end of 2011. Based around the lives of the Turkish equivalent of an English rag and bone man, the Hurdaci, their research evolved into an ephemeral night HURDACI KABARE. Laura Jane and Billie took on the attitudes of the street collectors studied, bringing together international talent from across the city. Setting themselves a challenge of working as artists without funding, they gathered all materials required to make set, props and costume for free by calling out for the cities unwanted objects.