Woman SRSLY Takeover WilDlife in strange waters
For one night only female performance art collective Woman SRSLY takeover The Place to present a programme of unique and challenging performance by socialised female and female identified artists. This carefully selected evening of interdisciplinary work - spanning film, live art, dance, theatre, cabaret, music and all-round femme power - creates a platform for female artists to share their ideas and experiences. Prepare to be delighted, amused and inspired in an evening of sex, solidarity and sisterhood. Bring your allies!
This project is supported by Arts Council England, The Place, Dance Research Studio, Muxima, Wac Arts, The Yard and Chisenhale Dance Space.
Date: Thursday 14th March 2019
Venue: The Place
Cost: £16 (£12 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.
Becky is a London based dancer and choreographer. Companies she has worked for include National Theatre & Marianne Elliot, Eddie Peake at the Barbican, Company Decalage, Marion Motin (FR), Holly Blakey, Ragner Kjartansson, Brigel Gjoka and she is featured in videos and commercials for Dior, Klyne, Dua Lipa, iD and Chanel, River Island, and Take That. She was selected by Hofesh Shechter in 2016 to create a piece for East Wall Warm Up produced by East London Dance and Hofesh Shechter Company and has performed her works Exhibit F, Severed Dreams and RodaDoras at venues around the UK.
With an elaborate array of pedals, synthesizers and samplers, Fågelle dives into the sounds and textures, experimenting and tinkering until she find what will come together with poetry to create a compelling song. She's a producer and a performer who sees herself in the middle ground between sound art and pop, which leads to wonderful creative latitude while also generating the conundrum of not fitting in with one particular scene. With lyrics in Swedish about our times in micro and macro-perspective she writes about how time is painful and always slipping away and about power and powerlessness. Her music has been described as “a soft punch in the face”.
Hannah is a comedian, performance artist, writer, and lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at Kingston University, London. Recent work includes hoo:ha, goo:ga, and The Doctor Is In. She has written for McSweeney's and Comedy Studies. She is also senior personal assistant to Marina Abramopug.
Nsingo was born in Zambia, raised in Belgium and educated in South Africa before moving to the United Kingdom to complete her Bachelor of Arts at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds and Masters of Arts, with a specialisation in choreography, at the London Contemporary Dance School in 2012. Drawing upon her personal migratory experience, dancer and choreographer Lindy Nsingo has established a unique movement aesthetic that speaks to the essential human desire to belong in a constantly spinning world. Extensively trained in both Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham techniques, as well as possessing a background in traditional ballet, hip-hop and theatre, Nsingo is particularly influenced by the center of the body and the importance of being grounded through movement.
Lucy McCormick makes nightclub installations, cabaret interventions and extravaganza theatre shows, marrying interests in absurdity, ineptitude, feminism and the grotesque.
Her debut solo show Triple Threat stormed the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, followed by two 3 week runs at Soho Theatre in 2016/17. It was awarded the Take Me Somewhere Brick Award, the Best Performer award at Dublin Fringe, TV Bomb Groundbreaker Award and nominated for a Total Theatre Award & Off West End Award. The show was one of the Guardian’s top 10 comedy shows of 2016 & 17, was part of the Inbetween Time International Showcase 2017 (Bristol), PUSH International Showcase (Vancouver) and continues to tour the UK, Europe, the US and Canada. Lucy is a Research Fellow at Queen Mary University and Associate Artist at Hackney Showrooms & Soho Theatre.
'Lucy McCormick has the moves of Beyonce, the lungs of Christina Aguilera and the morals of a punk iconoclast' The Scotsman
Yael Claire Shahmoon
Yael Claire Shahmoon is a Multi media artist: singer, composer and performer. also known in her performance name SPIRITWO. She expresses diverse vocal sounds blending musical styles. Her sets include Singing, Vocal effects, Modern Choir works, props and projections. She is a SOAS University student winning a Mildred Loss Scholarship for Middle Eastern liturgical singing in Jerusalem (2015). She performed a Solo set at SPILL Live Art Festival, Roundhouse Accidental Performance Festival and Richmix Arts Centre. She was also headlining Hackney Wicked Art Festival, Supporting Electro Punk Legend Martin Rev (SUICIDE) and Punch Drunk ‘Afters’ at theBattersea Arts Centre.