Artists on their best Behaviour

Get ready for Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel ' image by Christa Holka.
Get ready for Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel ' image by Christa Holka.

BEST (or worst) behaviour at The Arches this week, as the city centre venue launches its fifth annual spring performance festival.

The 2014 Behaviour programme runs from March 6 right through to May 2 — so there’s no excuse not to catch at least one act, whether it’s serious political theatre, an international artiste or club event.

On the international front, Milo Rau brings Hate Radio to Scotland for the first time, on the Rwandan Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM). Audiences experience the piece through radio headsets as the cast perform from a glass box radio booth, reconstructing the hateful messages used to incite violence in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

And of course, there’s the homegrown talent too, including Arches regular Bryony Kimmings, who kicks off this year’s festival with Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel — a collaborative effort with her 10-year-old niece, Taylor on the sexualisation of role models for young girls, and ideas of personal empowerment.

Scottish literary bigwig Alan Bissett will be restaging Ban This Filth! alongside radical feminist Andrea Dworkin following a run at last year’s Fringe — with both going head-to-head on sexual politics.

To close, there’s Dark Behaviour — a late night event making the most of the cavernous club with live performances and mysterious goings-on galore.

As Arches artistic director Jackie Wylie puts it: “Behaviour is defined by a particular disobedient energy. Come and misbehave with us.”

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