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HIGH STEAKS

ELOINA

Tue 24th Jan - Fri 27th Jan
18:25 (
60 mins)
Performance Art Live Art & Installations
Clowning / Performance Art / Women’s Voices
Tickets from £13.00
Venue: Studio
Age Guidance: 18+
Full-frontal nudity, strong language, visceral imagery, handling & cooking of raw meat, descriptions of surgery

“BRAVE. BOLD. CAPTIVATING.”

With two beef-steaks hanging from her labia, Queer, Feminist Performance-Artist & Clown, ELOINA, stages a riotous rebellion against labia-shaming and cosmetic Labiaplasty.

Labiaplasty is the surgery to make the labia smaller/more symmetrical.
Young people requesting labiaplasty on the NHS is rising.
Medical professionals blame this on the lack of visibility of varied vulvas.

SO IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE THE SH*T OUT OF OUR VULVAS.

Prepare to raise a glass to your labia & labia of loved ones.
Prepare to raise a middle finger to butchering your body for the aesthetics of another.
Prepare for epic performance-art & comedy clowning as ELOINA hangs steaks from her labia, butchers them & sizzles them on a hot-plate.

Her work is “like nothing you’ve ever seen before.” Audiences “wish (they) watched this when (they) were younger.”

So come before you get any older!

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Tue 24th Jan
6.25pm
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Wed 25th Jan
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Thu 26th Jan
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Fri 27th Jan
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ELOINA

ELOINA is a queer, multidisciplinary artist who makes work that dismantles taboos around the female body. She mixes epic, body-based performance art and quick, comedy clowning. This makes her work accessibly impactful at both extremes and the in-betweens of the art world.

The work strikes a powerful balance of mourning lost experiences because of taboos whilst collectively laughing at those taboos, destroying them from the inside out.

Since graduating from the innovative Drama degree at Queen Mary University of London in 2018, her solo practice has spread across London, opening conversations about menstruation, body hair, labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, female masturbation and ejaculation, motherhood and breastfeeding.

HIGH STEAKS was develoved in residency at PARL (Performance Art Research, Ljubljana) in August 2021.

Press & Reviews

AUDIENCE REVIEWS:


"I NOW FEEL LIKE I LOVE MY LABIA!!!"
"FREEING, DESTIGMATISING, POIGNANT"
"EYE-OPENING, CAPTIVATING, ACCESSIBLE"
"The seamless blending of comedy and pathos is very solid and true to life."
"ELOINA is one of the most charismatic performers I have ever seen."
"THOUGHT-PROVOKING, HILARIOUS, MEATY"
"SURPRISING, THROUGH-PROVOKING, WARM."
"BOLD. BRAVE. CAPTIVATING."
"POWERFUL, RAW, DIVINE."
"URGENT. ENGAGING. ENTERTAINING."
"INTIMATE. EMOTIONAL. FAMILIAR."
"HIGH STEAKS felt like a collective celebration. We felt like family, even though we didn't know each other."
"DISCONCERTING. EUPHORIC. HEARTBREAKING."
"ELOINA is incredible. Her work is so important."
"BRIGHT. HILARIOUS. INSPIRING."
"Perfectly timed humour."
"ELOINA's ability to hold space in silence is what we need on stage."
"LIBERATING. EYE-OPENING. IMPORTANT."
"FUNNY, EMPOWERING, ORIGINAL."
"an incredible mix of funny, serious & informative."
"VIVID, INFORMATIVE, VULNERABLE."
"Incredible sound design by Sammy Metcalfe."
"VISCERAL. RAW. SENSATIONAL."
"POWERFUL, ENLIGHTENING, INSPIRATIONAL."
"VISCERAL. UNAFRAID. BOLD."
"HIGH STEAKS made me question, 'How free from shame am I really?'"
"There is a real bravery around having this work with her mum present as part of it. Somehow it makes it more real that a body is a body, and that we are a collective."
"VISCERAL. CAPTIVATING. UNAFRAID."
"HIGH STEAKS inspired me to always remember that I am more than just my body."

Cast & Creative Team Performer, Creator, Producer: ELOINA HAINES
Performer: ANNIE HAINES (MAMA HAINES)
Director: LOUISE ORWIN
Sound Design: SAMMY METCALFE
Sound Editing: LIVVY LYNCH
Technical Operator: JEANIE BARNSLEY


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