The festival, which opens tomorrow, is an 11-day program of events in which artists collaborate with academics to bring their research to life for the public. Mulkern’s Suzy Homemaker is based on research by Dr Liat Levita and Ankita Mishra from the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield and depicts three women from different periods of history trapped in a gender role imposed on them by the society. The first is suffragist Susannah, an Edwardian socialite who is passionate about the women’s suffrage movement but is forced to marry a husband chosen by her father. Next, we meet Mrs. S, a late 1920s and early 1930s burlesque performer who takes pride in her work because of the independence it provides, but begins to feel unsafe about her place of work. work. Finally, there’s 1950s housewife Suzy, who to the outside world seems like the “perfect woman” living the perfect life, but soon cracks start to appear. “The show is a dance theater piece,” says Mulkern, who will present the show next week. “The stories of three women are told through movement, soundscape and narration. None of the three characters actually speak – and that’s a statement in itself. It’s a historical work, but at the same time it has modern resonances.
Dance sensation Becky Hill won a Brit Award last month. Dance music artist Becky Hill is one of 80 stars and creative industry experts who come to Nottingham to inspire students at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies. It is part of a series of masterclasses, workshops, talks and demonstrations at the annual Confetti Industry […]
Tucson-based bi-national choreographer, mother and artist Yvonne Montoya announces her new online series Stories From Home: COVID-19 Addendum, which will debut July 15, with new content appearing weekly from July 15 through September 16, 2020. Newly Evolved in response to COVID-19 and quarantine-based parenting and work, Stories From Home is a dance series embodying the […]
Powell Street Festival: Selfless dance artist Hiromoto Ida strives for honesty in loving tribute to his mother
The name of dance artist Nelson Hiromoto Ida’s company, Ichigo-Ichieh New Theatre, has a special meaning for him. The Japanese phrase ichi-go ichi-e is often associated with Japanese tea ceremonies and can be translated as “for this once only” or “once in a lifetime”. “The meeting between guest and host only takes place at this […]