Paradox Pictures

‘We are He, We are Colourless, We are Ordorless, We are Tasteless, We are Non-Toxic, We are inert, We are Light, WE ARE HELIUM.” Discover a fantasyland land packed with surreal images and statements that transcend reality whilst commenting on our times. Spreading the message of light and love.

Gavin Coward is a dance artist, performer and choreographer working and collaborating across dance, theatre and film. He has established himself as an acclaimed performer with some of the most distinctive dance companies touring the Uk and internationally. Companies include balletLORENT, Hofesh Shechter, Royal Opera House, Matthew Bourne, Gary Clarke, Young Vic and Fuel Theatre.

Gavin works as both a physical actor and movement specialist for stunt performers on major motion pictures. He is currently a creative associate with balletLORENT and Artistic Director of Paradox Pictures his recently formed company, which produces work and collaborates with artists across dance, art, street theatre, film and music.

WE ARE HELIUM was part of PUG#6 at Tyneside Irish Centre 27 April 2018.


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Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE



PUG, performance cabaret night comes to The Stand Comedy Club!

PUG is an evening of comedy, dance, art and all the glorious things in between. Highly political, soulful and surprising, PUG presents performances by visual artists, dancers, poets, theatre-makers and people who work across all these art forms.

And there’s a cheeky disco.

Hosted by Hannah Walker, Rosa Postlethwaite and Jamie Cook.

Line-up: What’s That Dance, Honourous_Chun, Strange Boy and Figs in Wigs. See programme here.

When: Sunday 25th August, Doors 7:00pm, Show & Disco 8.30 – 11.30pm

Where: The Stand Comedy Club. The Stand website here.

Tickets: PUG tickets are Pay What You Decide.
When you arrive at PUG you will be given an envelope in which you can anonymously pay an amount of your choice for your ticket. Please leave this at the front desk during or after the show.

Reserve a ticket by calling The Stand on 0191 300 9700

Suitability: 18+

Content and Trigger Warning: strong language, loud music, track used in performance, ‘Requiem for Hit’ contains the lyrics ‘I Beat that Bitch with a hit’. Written by Miss Kittin this song is a feminist interpretation of the house track ‘I Beat that bitch with a bat’.

PUG#8 will be filmed and photographed to document the performances and to market future PUG events. Please let Rosa know via the email below if you do not which to be filmed or photographed.

Please contact PUG Producer, Rosa at rosa@pugnight.co.uk if you have any questions.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | info@pugnight.co.uk | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop www.picturesbybish.com