Woman SRSLY Takeover SEVEN
Female performing art collective Woman SRSLY take over The Yard to present a programme of unique and challenging performance by socialised female and female identified artists. Woman SRSLY returns to take over The Yard, bringing an evening of artists – spanning live art, film, dance, theatre, cabaret and all-round femme power – to support wild and wonderful performances that challenge gender representation. Prepare to be delighted, amused and inspired in an evening of sex, solidarity and sisterhood. Bring your allies!
Date: Thursday 4th July 2019
Venue: The Yard
Cost: £11.50 (£9.50 concs)
MEET THE ARTISTS
The Yonis are a contemporary movement girl band. Inspired by gig culture, we want to recreate the shared feelings of joy, euphoria and togetherness that one feels when watching their favourite band. Our work brings contemporary dance to unexpected places and in doing so encourages audiences to break the audience/performer barriers, to dance with us, enabling a more embodied viewing experience. As an all-female collective we celebrate our bodies as vehicles to be physical, powerful and dynamic, finding strength in coming together to create, take up space and make noise. The Yonis are proud to be girl-band in residence at Woman SRSLY.
Noa Carvajal has been spending most of her time trying to look after herself, hanging out with loved ones, and working at a community centre. Around once every three months she makes little things that are about feelings, desires, dysphoria, life and stuff she finds hard to articulate in therapy.
Rukeya Monsur (she/her) is a working class Bangladeshi trans muslim artist based in London, working in Dance performance. Her most recent work Brown Handbag unpicks trans embodiment & is a meditation & self-defence ritual against street violence. Previous work Nothing 2 Nobody explores mental illness & the familial in relation to queer islamic life. Her work has been presented at the Stedelijk Museum, Odbhut Queer Bangla Group, Steakhouse Live, Chisenhale Dance Space, Goldsmiths University, Lofft Das Theatre Leipzig, Yorkshire Dance, Passenger Films, LADA. Past work has been shown at Maltings Theatre, Exeter Phoenix, Gulbenkian and Queen Halls Art Centre. Her work has been supported by A.C.E, Dance4, Dance City, Queen Mary University, Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Theatre in the Mill, Lake Studios Berlin & Greenwich Dance amongst many others.
Award Winning actress and comedienne Katie O’Brien presents us a different take on the well establish taboo tales of addiction. We’re familiar with stories of addicted pop stars to born again pimps but what does being 22 yrs clean mean? She has been in a love-hate relationship with 12 Step fellowship and modern day psychology for over two decades and has a few things to say about why it works and why it doesn’t. Hilarious, brutally honest, heart-warming and provocative, a one-woman show that challenges perceptions of recovering from addiction, pathologizing humanity and the quest for self-discovery.
Rebekah Ubuntu is a multidisciplinary sound artist whose creative and scholarly practices explore futurity, rebellion, gender, transfeminism and queerness through performance, live art, voice, installation, text and video. A recent graduate of the prestigious British Institute of Modern Music, their works have featured at BBC Radio 1, Wellcome Collection, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, London’s Serpentine Galleries, the Barbican Centre, and European arts institutions.
Find Rebekah on instagram: @rebekah.ubuntu
Treacle Holasz is a theatre and live arts producer, working across; dance, circus and music and with organisations such as The Place, Middlesex University and the Royal Opera House. Treacle also makes work as an artist, preoccupied with the ideas of ‘Sexuality and Power’ her work is rooted in dance and theatre, playing with dark humour, sensual movement and vibrant hyper visuals. When Treacle isn’t changing the world with art or ‘making things happen’, she’s creative director and dancer at The Meyer Dancers London’s 1960s Go Go & 1970s Disco Dance-Sisterhood.