Mermaid Show - T0674315937The New York tour de-force returns with the UK premiere of this fearless performance. A bare-breasted woman with long hair, a silvery mermaid tail and reptilian contact lenses writhes lasciviously in a plastic basin. Rasping Katy Perry's Firework into the microphone, she butchers a raw fish and tries to peel herself out of her slippery skin. She is a mermaid, retelling her life story. But whereas mermaids are Disneyfied in modern culture, in folk tales they seduce, capture and kill sailors. Their allure is inescapable. They are sexualized but also grotesque fish creatures who are, in fact, sexless. We are disgusted, intrigued and turned on. Following re-interpretations of Snow White and Cinderella, Ann Liv Young has now turned her attention to The Little Mermaid. Uninhibited, unselfconscious and thriving on interaction, it is the response of the spectator, provoked by Young's corporeal rather than linguistic dialogue, that determines her performance.
|31 Mar 12 to 1 Apr 12||The Arches, Glasgow :: V618|
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The Bagwell in Me - T1702492611Ann Liv’s second show in BURST revolves around the story of Martha and George Washington and their slave. Inspired by her personal family history, it takes on issues of racism and slavery. 'Outrageous... she plays with themes of control andaggression, sex and submission... she is a star.' The New York Times
|18 May 09 to 19 May 09||BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168|
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Solo - T0991528580Radical New York performer Ann Liv Young challenges you to enjoy, reject, react and watch her unfold a part of herself with a powerful, open honesty. 'Her provocative and visually arresting brand of dancetheatre - vulgar, raunchy, funny, ear-splittingly loud - is a jolt to the senses.' Time Out New York
|15 May 09 to 16 May 09||BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168|
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Sherry Fundraiser - T0597871834Guest performance by May’s resident choreographer at Battersea Arts Centre, London. Come hang out with Miss Sherry and Gloria, two women from the deep South who will take you on an adventure not worth missing. They are wild. They are free and some may even call them sexy. Come give them money. They are well worth it.
|6 May 09||Coachwerks, Brighton :: V2044738367|
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