This event finished on: 10 November 2012
Inching its way through airbrushed beauty, boob jobs and Botox, victim-blaming, slut-shaming, the might of motherhood and the challenges of childlessness, MOTHERLAND is a funny and moving show about having it all.
Vincent Dance Theatre’s brilliant, multi-talented ensemble of men, women and children take a look at the gender they were born into and the price they are paying for it.
Spurred on by Simone de Beauvoir, Caitlin Moran and the Spice Girls, Vincent goes into battle with the big boys, arguing against a narrow, over-sexualised definition of femininity to ask what it is that we really, really want.
Blending dance, text and live music in a series of constantly shifting vignettes, MOTHERLAND is a call to arms: one that sticks two fingers up at the shallow hypocrisies and inequalities of our time and asks what do we hope for now?
“Brave, intelligent entertainment. The multinational cast is unflaggingly game and gifted.” The Times
MOTHERLAND is commissioned by Brighton Dome and Festival, South East Dance, Corn Exchange Newbury, The Point Eastleigh and Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, USA.
Vincent Dance Theatre is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England.
Please note that the previously advertised post-show talk on Thu 8 November will not now take place.