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A Wave Of Garden Things Falls on U
A Wave Of Garden Things Falls on U

Durational Performance / Exhibition

Part I Charlie Barlow (Performer/Artist) + Mavi Haro (Butoh Dancer) / 3 hours
Part II Butoh Dancer Mavi Haro Solo / 2.5 hours

Documented with HD Video with audio
Letchworth Garden City, UK


PART II / Day II Solo

/ A Wave of Garden Things Falls on u / is a sculptural-installation- performance that practices, destroy and reform below ideas in the hands of our generation. Together we bond with objects referencing the past, ‘used’ by improvisation dancer and performer.

We invite you to walk inside the space, to re-situate the current living state with Garden City’s version of utopia.


The world’s first Garden City Letchworth was founded in 1905. A utopian vision by pioneer social reformer Ebenezer Howard, author of Garden Cities of Tomorrow (1898).

100 years later, we are still fighting for these principles that built the GARDEN CITY, on feminism, ecology, sustainability, borders, equality, being sober…...

Now, we invite you to rethink concepts of utopia, by stepping into THIS utopia;

navigate through the hundred year old pathways, listen to whispered gossip from 1900; imagine yourself in the first liberating place ever to be free from corsets on the female body; respond to old community plans on equality, observe the texture of many calm cottages with garden gnomes, play with toys buggies, grow fruits in public-cared garden, walk into the rural woodland norton common accessible from all city directions, and circle around the world’s first roundabout. Then come to the Arcade for our durational performance.


# Letchworth
# garden City
# butoh dance
# performance
# dystopia
# belonging
# alienation
# social reform
# feminism
# growth
# equality
# queer
# body revolution
# sculptural tools
# with nature
# liberate

... PROJECT RESEARCH TEXT available here

Research Objects from V&A Museum of Childhood

This work is Made possible by supports:

EASTCHEAP PROJECTS / EASTCHEAP STUDIOS, Chantelle Stephenson & Sean Pearce
@ The Arcade, Museum, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3BB

Yarli Allison (CAN/HK) / @yarliallison
Butoh Dancer: Mavi Haro (FR/ES) / @maviharobutoh
Performer: Charlie Barlow (UK) / @charlie__barlow

Yarli Allison - Work YARLI ALLISON (b.88) is a Hong Kong-Canadian born, London-based artist with a multidisciplinary approach that traverses drawing, sculpture, performance, digital, film and installation.