this is how water loves

Hysteria Stays

Dance & Physical Theatre
14 Mar
Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street
16:50
£11.00
1hr 00m
Suitable For All
Dance Drama Environment
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this is how water loves

this is how water loves sits on the spectrum of theatre and performance, blurring the boundaries between task-based activities, dynamic choreography, delicate moments of humour and intimate sequences.

We are passionate about ecology but paralysed by the guilt-ridden rhetoric. We are not eco-warriors. We are not anti-plastic activists. Instead we demonstrate a playful and curious approach to ecology and interconnectedness which embraces ambiguity. Ecology, pollution, embodiment, and environmental disaster are all feminist questions and are intertwined with each other. Hydrofeminism is an ecological concern, drawing attention to the potentials that arise from the blurring of distinctions between human and non-human. Coined by academic Astrida Neimanis, Hydrofeminism is transnational, trans-species and trans-corporal; emphasising a sense of collectivism and unity. Our aim is to embrace “the quivering tension of the in-between”.

The all-female ensemble clean, dry, drink and drown, further complicating the pre-existing narratives surrounding ecology and climate change. Water is spat, mopped and boiled during the course of the performance.

This project has continued to grow and develop since it was first devised in 2018 as part of a Drama and Theatre Degree at Royal Holloway University. It was then developed with 17 young company members at Chickenshed Theatre as part of their first ever Young Associates programme. Then, an extract was performed with a smaller cast at Pleasance’s Scratch. this is how water loves in now entering its second year of exploration. This performance will pool ideas from past projects, respond to ongoing conversations and channel our ideas of ecology through dance theatre practices.

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About Hysteria Stays

We are a collective concerned with highlighting women's experiences and perspectives. Through devising original work, we aim to generate intersectional and diverse commentaries, repurposing the narrative of femininity whilst also championing and challenging our embodied female experience. We want to take up space. With our voices and our bodies we seek to engage with contemporary politics and power. Our aims will be realised through vibrant, dynamic and socially conscious movement-based theatre - marshalling space and physicality historically inaccessible to women.

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this is how water loves

Hysteria Stays

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this is how water loves

Hysteria Stays

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