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It’s bad rhyming as radical art practice,
A slow, pained moan, as queer cabaret,
Being a f**king drag, as drag.
Combining spoken word, drag and Es Morgan’s hallmark hypnotic movement, Mum, I’m in the fourth dimension, see! is a dance, a poem, a wild torrent of melodrama.
In our current state of global anxiety, Mum! slips into the cracks between mass extinction and mass production, full automation and a full face of makeup. Es Morgan presents a melting pot of tensions, crises and glimpses of utopia.
Please Note: This show contains some strong language
Access: Full text of the work available on request.
Choreography and performance - Es Morgan
Dramaturgy - Charlie Ashwell
Made with support from The Yard Theatre, The Place, Yorkshire Dance, Chisenhale Dance Space and Arts Council England.
About Es Morgan:
Es Morgan is a queer artist from Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Their solo practice draws from diverse interests in contemporary dance, drag, live art and writing. These performances manifest in many different contexts - for theatres, clubs, galleries and cabaret stages.
About Charlie Ashwell:
Charlie Ashwell is a London-based dance artist, producer and dramaturg. They currently collaborate with Seke Chimutengwende and Es Morgan, and teach technique, improvisation and choreography at the University of Roehampton.
POST PUNK / POST FEAR / POST PANIC
1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album Nightclubbing; her body is brown and soft.
2015: Three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft.
WE are those women, we zoom through galaxies and solar systems, traveling through time, preparing for our moment to land…IT’S NOW!
Rachael Young and her badass band of super-humans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING; an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.
People of colour to the front, women to the front, LGBTQIA+ to the front!
"NIGHTCLUBBING is a show of grit and glitter: an uncompromising original tornado.” - ★★★★ The Stage
“Young’s text is gorgeous, her thinking exact, so that NIGHTCLUBBING becomes both dreamy and fervent.” - ★★★★ What’s on Stage
Access: This show will be BSL Interpreted.
About Rachael Young
Rachael Young is an award-winning artist working across theatre, live art and socially engaged projects. Her practice responds to autobiographical experiences and socio-political landscapes, often connecting with communities who are underrepresented in the arts.
Rachael’s current work explores political resistance and the relentless fight against oppression. Her previous shows - The Way I Wear My Hair, I, Myself & Me and OUT all toured nationally, with OUT receiving critical acclaim, winning the South-East Dance A Space to Dance Brighton Fringe Award and gaining a nomination for the Total Theatre and The Place Award for Dance at Edinburgh Fringe.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Spring 2019