Politics of the Practice

September 25th, 2017


I am feeling excited and a bit nervous, aware of how much I am asking of the women to value themselves and what they have to offer, and of how radicle and unusual it is to create a performance with women of this age (and of course remembering the other ‘d’ word). How to make the work on their terms, guided and developed by them. How to ensure they have autonomy and agency all the way through and of course how to ensure that it is a show worthy of a paying audience! We are working on all cylinders, deciding on content, how best to use the Empire Rooms (a very unusual performance venue), how to best look after and host our audience, and how to ensure that everyone is seen in their best light and in their element.. This includes Katie and Daisy too, who are each learning a mass of material and honing their newly found tap dancing skills. We are also eating a lot of cake and samplings of home baking. All of the above, apart from the latter, is, of course, the whole point of the work!Janice Parker


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