Just what is it that makes today's Horsedonkey so diverse, so accessible?
A hybrid production company supporting the creation and hosting of new work in contemporary performance, we organise strange variety nights and aim to present a three-ring circus.
The Horsedonkey Club is our current flagship project, “strange variety nights” organised as the context for a surprising mix of performing artists and artists who use performance. From acts to actions, scratch to polished, we welcome proposals from the whole spectrum of live endeavour.*
Inspiring the Horsedonkey vision are the post-Grotowski performance powerhouse that is Magda Tuka, the theatrical live art force of nature, Agni Kapuścińska, and former Bobs Cabaret host and Psychological Art Circus ringmaster, Jack Pixley.
All three are veterans of the interwoven alternative arts scenes of London over the past twenty years, their work, comparable as apples and oranges, has been presented professionally across England, around Europe, in East Asia, North and South America.
*While we invite proposals for guest DJs, our resident pseudo-DJ Horsedonkey sets the tone with playlists that range dance-punk, avant-funk, Foley, drum, and bass; The Who, The Who, Barney McGrew, Artaud, Peaches, and Cage.
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Horsedonkey is incorporated in England and Wales, company no.9933297, ltd by guarantee, i.e. not for profit. Horsedonkey was previously known as Stawman Augments (2015/19) and Opaean Productions (2019/21). As Stawman Augments, the company was notably a producer of 1923.webcam by Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, and supported field research to Puig de Randa for a new Psychological Art Circus, Volvelle. As Opaean Productions, the company bankrolled the original ‘Horse Donkey Club’ in 2020 which led to the final rebranding. Horsedonkey will not be changing its name. This is it.
Text and images ©2005/21 All rights reserved. Background photo by Iris Pixley. Inset images by M. Stawman, A&D Living Arts, and Marta Angelozzi.