Thursday 23rd November, 7pm - 8pm 

London and online. 

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Treading between vulnerable and absurd, two tourettic movers mirror and oppose each other to create a visual foray into the breakdown of identity that coincides with the development of disability. Interacting with body casts and each other to create live art, the two performers find solace and community in connection. In doing so, they redefine the relationship between body, soul and mind. KLAZO was originally devised as part of Resolution 2022 Festival at The Place, and has been performed at the Above the Stag Theatre and as a part of the Emergency 22 Festival at the Contact, Manchester. It is the product of a collaboration between multidisciplinary artists Maddie Mellon, Dan Jones and Emilia Nurmukhamet; designed by Tainted Saint, with original music by Kay Rowan, produced by the Bold Mellon Collective. 

‘It’s refreshing to watch a performance that makes me smile within the first minutes. The dancers of Bold Mellon Collective enter the space running, rolling, cartwheeling and laughing at themselves in contagious joy. This disarms the audience and lets us into their world. Whether communicating with each other or mimicking parts of statues that hang from above, the dancers have a playfulness at first which is funny in parts and heart-warming in others. As the work progresses, the dancers share their vulnerability and compassion – a switch in tone that is enhanced and romanticised by the music. KLAZO prompts thoughts about how we understand others; this is an outstanding performance of support and acceptance.’

Luke Hodkinson, Resolution Festival 22

‘Don’t be fooled by the dismembered body parts in Bold Mellon Collective’s KLAZO; it’s anything but dark. The uplifting duet highlights the turbulence of Tourette’s Syndrome, its dancers (both of whom have the condition) using springy bursts of dance to relay their complicated relationship with self-control’

Sara Veale, Resolution Festival 22


Co-devised by Daniel Jones, Maddie Mellon and Emilia Nurmukhamet. Costume design by Tainted Saint. Original score composed by Kay Rowan. Produced by Bold Mellon Collective. Assistant Director Anna Udras. With support from Stanley Arts. 

Emilia Nurmukhamet is a Tatar multidisciplinary artist and creative facilitator working in documentary style performance and visual media production with a focus on reconceptualization of queer and migrant stories. 

Daniel Jones is a multi-disciplinary researcher and creative practitioner based in Newcastle upon Tyne” whose practice centres around disability, Tourette Syndrome, and intersectional experience 

Maddie Mellon is a queer artist and choreographer interrogating the body’s relationship with intimacy, spirituality and expression. 

Tainted Saint is a queer, non-binary multidisciplinary artist from Croydon, London. They aim to explore the raw beauty in the distorted human lens, embracing those things we would usually see as macabre insecurities. 

Kay Rowan is a composer, songwriter and musician based in London. She has composed a number of classical works for stage and screen, and worked with ensembles such as Echo Vocal Ensemble and Psappha on new pieces. She also performs and records regularly as a singer-songwriter under the moniker 'ghostgirl'.


About this activity 

Event type: Performance

Age guidance: This activity is recommended for ages 12+

Content Warning: There is a loud noise halfway through the show. There will be noise cancelling headphones provided.

Duration: This activity is 30 minutes long. 

Interval: This activity has a short break

Pre/post event activity: This activity has a 30 minute post show dicussion

Tickets: Tickets cost £10 and are available to purchase through Eventbrite. Your ticket will also provide you with access to all online events. Please make sure to book your place on any other workshops. 


There will be noise cancelling headphones provided for those who may need it.

This performance will have audio description.

All workshops and performances in the Social Model…& More Festival will include:

  • In person BSL interpretation 

  • In person level access and accessible toilets 

  • In person dedicated calm room

  • The option to attend online

  • Online performances will include BSL interpretation and captioning. 

Access at Theatre Deli London

Access at Theatre Deli’s London venue including level access throughout, a dedicated calm room  and accessible toilets. Read Theatre Deli’s London venue Accessibility guide here.  If you have any specific access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please email [email protected].

Audio Inductonary Notes

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Covid 19

Please note that we have taken the following precautions to protect audiences from the spread of Covid-19:

  • Reduced capacity for all in person events
  • Provided online options for all events
  • Encouraging audiences, artists and staff to wear masks to in person events if they are able to

Find out more about Bold Mellon Collective

Bold Mellon is an award-nominated multidisciplinary collective dedicated to delivering deliciously dynamic art. We produce theatre and cabaret performances, live music and club nights, facilitate life drawing classes and host visual art events by and for emerging queer artists to experiment and collaborate!

Instagram: @boldmelloncollective

The Social Model…& More Festival 

Taking place across Theatre Deli's Sheffield and London venues in November 2023, the festival, which has been curated by artist Caroline Mawer, explores new perspectives on disability and the relationship between disabled people and the world around them.

Find out more about The Social Model…& More Festival here.

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