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Kae Tempest

Award-winning artist Kae Tempest hosts a night of poetry that includes their epic new story Let Them Eat Chaos and performances from three of their friends, recorded live at the Rivoli Ballroom.

Award-winning artist Kae Tempest hosts a night of poetry that includes their epic new story Let Them Eat Chaos and performances from three of their friends, recorded live at the Rivoli Ballroom in south London.

Fusing hip-hop, poetry and theatre, Let Them Eat Chaos is set in the early hours of one morning and traces the lives of seven people living on a south London street, who all find themselves awake at 4.18am. Kae will be joined by performance poets Deanna Rodger, David J Pugilist and Isaiah Hull, who will offer their own reflections on life in contemporary Britain.

Produced by Battersea Arts Centre, this is the first episode of an ambitious new series, Performance Live. Over the next two years, Performance Live will bring some of the most innovative live theatre, dance, comedy and spoken word to BBC television, in a collaboration between BBC Arts, Arts Council England and Battersea Arts Centre.

59 minutes

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Sun 21 Mar 2021 23:45

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:14

    Kae Tempest

    Europe Is Lost

  • 00:36

    Abe & Ven

    Sunny Sky (Club Edit)

Credits

Role Contributor
Photographer Alex Brenner
Director Liz Clare
Producer Andrew Fettis
Executive Producer Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer David Jubb
Production Company Battersea Arts Centre

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A showcase of some of the most exciting artists working in performance today.