This project continues Lorraine’s research into costume performance (the impact of costume on live dance performance), audience interaction and autobiographical explorations into the themes of Identity and Feminism. This project has been commissioned by Dance City (Early-Stage Commission) and funded/supported by Arts Council England, Teesside University, Curious Arts, Middlesbrough Town Hall, Pineapple Black Gallery and London Drawing.
|Publication status||Published - 16 Oct 2021|
|Event||Dance Edits : work-in-progress sharing of You Can Take Me Home Toni - Dance City, Newcastle, United Kingdom|
Duration: 16 Oct 2021 → 16 Oct 2021
Bibliographical noteMain collaborators include performer Alyssa Lyle, costume designer Daphne Karstens, sound/visual artist Peter Heselton, dramaturg Jennifer Essex (Fully Booked Theatre), dance producing company Moving Art Management, and mentor David Tufnell (Less is MORE).
You Can Take Me Home Toni is an interactive auto-biographical dance theatre / costume performance, exploring the themes of Identity and Feminism through 80s pop artist Toni Basil. The work combines personal stories, music video recreations, innovative costumes, and eclectic choreography to explore the importance of having a flawed role model when growing up. The audience is invited on an outrageously honest, comedic, and visually dynamic journey of identity play and empowerment.
*Content warning: swearing, sexual assault, graphic descriptions