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Information for Split Britches - Last Gasp: A Recalibration at The Pit, Barbican Centre, West End (Dance or ballet). Equipped with a bulletproof vest, some know-how and a touch of irony, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver use spoken word and movement as a call and response to urgent global predicaments. Two icons of lesbian-feminist theatre: solo yet somehow interdependent. Speaking from a microphone of her own narcissistic tendencies, fragile identities and privilege, Shaw's poetic musings are interspersed with Weaver's micro dance essays in which she wryly upends âhow to' mania. With one reflecting the other, more than a hint of Narcissus and Echo begins to emerge onstage. Last Gasp brings prickly conversations literally to the table in episodes entitled 'The Trump in Me', 'How to Survive a Loss' and 'How to Have the Last Word'. With cultural references ranging from surrealist painter Dorothea Tanning to singer Johnnie Ray, the legendary performance duo eases a little tension while hitting upon survival strategies for a world collapsing around them.
Age Advisory: 16+ strong language and adult themes
Cast/Performers Lois Weaver
, Peggy Shaw
Choreographer: Morgan Thorson
Director: Lois Weaver
Other: Nao Nagai
Sound: Vivian Stoll
Split Britches - Last Gasp: A RecalibrationTuesday, 19th October 2021
to Saturday, 23rd October 2021
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