S/HE is a dance performance. A duet between a man and woman. It is a reflection on the questions ‘do men need feminism?’ and ‘does feminism need men?’ Influenced by real stories, science fiction and menstruation, S/HE uses movement and text to question gender constructs in western society. Rather than providing answers S/HE wants to give audiences space to imagine new possibilities for coexisting.
"Very anchored in our time (…) Léa Tirabasso shows on stage a certain golden youth that can afford the luxury of boredom. Nevertheless here, the varnish flakes and the behaviours quickly turn into trash (…) Bloodcurdling. " Florence Becanne, Le Jeudi – LU
TOYS is the wild pursuit of pleasure to trick the passing of time, it is the disguise of human tragedy as a constant celebration, the morning after the hangover, the oblivion.
Age recommendation 12+
S/HE is commissioned by The Place and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Additional support from Dance Manchester, Yorkshire Dance, Dance4 and Greenwich Dance. TOYS is commissioned by The Place. Co-produced by TROIS C-L. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Councill England, also supported by TripSpace, Dance City, CDC de Grenoble - Le Pacifique, Ballet de Lorraine, JOJO-Oulu Dance Centre, Le Grand Studio de Bruxelles; stART-up, Oeuvre de la Grande Duchesse Charlotte, FOCUNA and Fondation Indépendance.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Summer 2017