Showwoman. Ritual. Action.
UK Dates, 19 July - 16 November 2019
World Premiere of a new work in progress solo show by Marisa Carnesky.
A political meeting becomes an immersive esoteric ritual in this exciting new performance. Referencing traditions of women’s spectacular performance, Showwoman.Ritual.Action uncovers and identifies links with historical Showwomen, new feminist rituals and activist performance practices, against the backdrop of ecological crisis.
Propositions of transformative, regenerative, cyclical strategies are on the table. Time to get involved. Write it on your body. Show it on your skin.
Created with support from British Library, Arts Council England, Art B and B and the National Fairground and Circus Archive.
Written and performed by Marisa Carnesky.
Collaborations from Mark Copeland and Sarah Munro of The Insect Circus (props and image construction).
Dramturgy from Elf Lyons.