Writings

The Cutlery Crew: Coccinellidae

August 16th, 2018 by

My preferred search engine informs me that Coccinellidae is the proper (Latin) term for the family of beetles commonly referred to as Ladybirds. The relevance of this to the show is unclear to me, except for the fact the performer ends up dressed as one. When I first saw the title I suspected this would be […]

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Recirquel: My Land

August 15th, 2018 by

The light is dim (an amber glow), the stage is empty, and seemingly bare – but no, the floor is strewn with sand.  We are in a desert. We are in the land of the archetypal. We see one young woman, and a group of men – shadowy hooded figures. Nomads, ancestors? Who she is […]

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Kriya Arts: Sisterhood

August 15th, 2018 by

‘Come now, come now, each woman and girl… Take your courage, as the flames they curl. We may burn at the hands of some men, But from that fire we shall rise again!’ This song of the female phoenix starts and finishes the show – and on second singing, we are urged to join in. It’s […]

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A Good Catch: Casting Off

August 15th, 2018 by

Three women of different ages, dressed in odd-bod multi-coloured knitted sportswear, make separate entrances, rolling, tumbling or running in from different parts of the Spiegeltent. They group around a table covered in a crocheted blanket. Two have chairs, one has forgotten her chair (she steals one from an audience member, giving him the blanket). ‘Hello […]

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People Show: The Last Straw

August 15th, 2018 by

‘I’m just going out to destabilise western civilization.’ ‘Can you take the dog with you?’ ‘Okay’ On the floor, shredded paper, strewn like straw. A door is freestanding in the middle of the space. It’s a nice shade of grey. African parrot grey. A woman in a green jumper and yellow shoes is looking at […]

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