How do we express our spleen? Whose business do we stick our noses into? When did we start wearing our hearts on our sleeves, and why are we up to our elbows in heels and bums? BBC R4 Slam Champion Ben Mellor takes you on a stand-up poetry and music fuelled tour around the body, attempting to get the measure of modern life. With sounds, beats, beeps and whistles by Dan Steele. Anthropoetry is inspired by anthropometry, the study of measuring the human body. Informed by science, politics, comedy and hip hop, combined with searing social and political commentary and some personal body and soul searching, Ben presents a set of brand new spoken word poems and stories that get to the heart, or the bottom, of modern life. Presented with Ben's trademark mix of free-verse poetry, rap, beatbox and a healthy dose of satirical humour, the text is underscored live by Dan's use of guitar, keys, drumpad and live-looping technology.

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Archive listings for Anthropoetry

Work type: Poetry.


Performer Ben Mellor. Performer Dan Steele.
15 Sep 14Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
listing details L0281041020
25 Apr 14Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford :: V799
listing details L1609837411
7 Apr 14The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter :: V1892701352
listing details L322865073

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