Devised by Drama and Performance students at The University of Worcester, Bad Connection seeks to reflect upon our fragmented modern landscape of digitalised social communication. Ensnaring our impatience with another addictive box set, condensing the power of public debate into a re-tweet and silencing "Hello" into a “swipe right”.
How much of your life do you entrust to your phone? There are calendar Apps to fill up your days, health Apps to fix up your body and endless entertainment Apps to burn out the wasted time between. Not to mention the black hole of social media.
This was a wonderful opportunity for our Performing Arts students to see beyond the ordinary practitioners featured on a BTEC course. This performance gave them a window into the work of Pina Bausch and Tadeusz Kantor, a sneaky peak at the sort of approach they might experience at University. The University students not only performed the piece "Bad Connection" they also discussed their course at Worcester, answered general questions on the play and led a workshop allowing Cadbury students to explore these new styles and reflect on how that could be brought to bear in rehearsals for their own performances. A really invigorating experience!