Woman SRSLY Past Participants
We would like to thank all the previous acts involved in Woman SRSLY.
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.
Bang and Bollocks
Bang and Bollocks are a surreal duo who have harnessed their sexual frustration to explore new levels of absurdity. They first met in the glitch between QVC and cooking channels inside the RGB pixels of the tv. And perform their transgressions of femininity in the liminal spaces between lipstick smudges and bleach fumes. That perfect balance between looking perfect and fucking right.
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.
Originally from Ireland, Becky is a London based choreographer and performance artist. She has recently completed a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatiore of Music and Dance.
Although her practise is in contemporary dance, her work branches out, with an interest in technology with dance and performance art. Becky has recently created new work for Tempting Failure Festival of performance art under the mentoring of Poppy Jackson. She is also a member of CUNTemporary collective (Arts, Feminism, Queer), where she works to produce a monthly newsletter, conferences and semi-regular trash nights.
A collaboration between dance artists Zoë Bishop and Alice White. Their choreographic work has been shown at the City of London Festival, Swallowsfeet Festival, The Dance Trail at Brighton Fringe, Resolution 2017 at The Place, FLESH at Styxx Bar London and Festival of Giants at Milton Keynes Fringe. Bite Dance are currently interested in exploring the act of laughter in performance. They are passionate about their work being both intelligent and entertaining on equal levels. The duo's vision for the future is to produce engaging and comical works through developing their practice on laughter, making for memorable, interactive and exciting audience experiences.
Claudia Palazzo is an artist working across performance art, dance, cabaret and film. Her work exists somewhere between the nightclub, gallery and street. Palazzo spent a long time dancing in clubs, cages and podiums as well as for a wide range of other artists and companies. Her solo work starts from dancing, and physical experiences that tend to manifest joy and shame, activism and hedonism, desire and violence. Claudia focuses on the live experience as a place for highly charged connections.
Claudia is often pre-occupied with how to move through, deal with and oppose systems of oppression.
Elinor Rowlands uses experimental film, poetic voice and gathered sound as vessels to defy systemic barriers that prevent disabled artists from showing art. She is provocative in the way she uses these vehicles in a visceral and immersive way to tell stories from marginalised voices. Her neuro diverse experience shines boldly in the way she edits sound and images and combines them with her own voice. Her work has been described as evocative, beautiful and moving, often showing life from the disenfranchised in a way that is elegant and not in a way that repels audiences from the subject but draws them in to empathise because for so many who have grown up with ableist attitudes ingrained in society, it is difficult for them to see barriers that exist to weaken the outsider voices. For equality and diversity to occur, barriers need to be knocked down, attitudes need to change and fear needs to be challenged, because it is from empathy that connection and vitality can truly happen.
Geni Lou specializes in Popping and Waacking and has been working professionally since 2009. In addition to participating to various dance events as a guest performer and dancer, her devotion to the dance has led her to be recognized and respected amongst peers nationally and internationally. By growing into her craft and sharing her passion with the world, she hopes to pave the way and inspire men and more particularly women who wish to pursue dance. Through her love for the art she plans to work as an interpret, choreographer, to compete in national and international dance competitions, to share her knowledge through workshops and classes; she aspires to be an example of a strong, skillful female dancer at the forefront of the dance scene.
Haley McGe is a solo performer, theatre-maker, actor, writer and voiceover artist, originally from Canada, now based in London, UK.She's been described as “defiantly distinctive” (The Scotsman), “a fearless, raw talent” (CBC Radio), and “one to watch” (A Younger Theatre). She creates solo shows, live performances and plays for people who want to see innovative theatre that makes them feel everything.Combining her diverse experience as a classical actor, improviser, storyteller and clown, she talks directly to audiences and celebrate the live-ness of theatre.
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.
Katie Dale-Everett Dance
Katie has previously facilitated workshops for Brighton Dance Network, MapDance 2016, members of Three Score Dance Company and is an Arts Award Advisor. As a company she is keen to work with people who have never collaborated on dance projects before. She has previously hired BAFTA awarded sound designer Tom Sayers as an example who has since worked on further live performance sound design. She also offers student placement opportunities. Her work has been reviewed as encounters that spark new conversations and is accessible for both established dance audiences as well as those new to dance.
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.
Rachel Ni Bhraonain
Rachel Ni Bhraonain trained primarily in dance and for the last 3 years has worked within contemporary circus as an aerial dancer. She's performed on screen, on stage, on the side of buildings, suspended from a crane and up close with the audience. Her choreography is driven by a need to communicate with people. Most often the work will centre around a political theme, influenced (both positively and negatively) by her Irish, Catholic upbringing and employing verbatim stories as inspiration and even as the music.Projects to date, include Scarabeus Aerial Theatre, Channel 4, Wahaca's Day of the Dead Festival, The Vaults festival, Unfinished Business, and Fidget Feet Aerial Dance.
Scarlett Lassoff is a performance artist who doesn’t fit in performance art and a cabaret artist who doesn’t fit in cabaret, and she recently returned to London after spending 6 months in Los Angeles crash landing into the alt-drag, queer performance and vaudeville scenes there. She presents performative snapshots of dreamlike, bizarre and utopic fantasies through a neurodiverse and DIY lens, often using humour, satire and audience interaction.
Virginia Kennard is a live artist and movement practitioner from Aotearoa New Zealand. She recently completed her MA Performance at Leeds Beckett University, and creates explicit body performances and sonic mash-ups that unpack, queer, and revamp unclean femininity, moral panic and sacred spaces.
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.