Dates and Times
Thu 6 - Sat 8 April at 9pm
Part of our Spring 2017 season, running from January – June 2017. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full programme here.
Presented by Theatre Counterpoint
Is cosmetic surgery moral, immoral, an art form, a marvel of modern science, a harmeless contrivance of the rich and vein or something more insidious that is changing our culture, how we think, feel, and talk about our bodies?
Am I Pretty? is an original devised performance which examines current issues around the self, body image, and cosmetic surgery. Jazz structure informs the piece as the performers play with rhythm, movement, and sounds to create a sense of musicality and delve into the important question: “what do we want to see when we look at ourselves and what lengths will we go to achieve it?”
There will be a post-show discussion after the performance on 6th and 7th April.
As Am I Pretty? aims to initiate a more profound conversation about cosmetic surgery in relation to self-identity, Theatre Counterpoint are looking to initiate a discussion with the audience about perspectives towards this issue before and after watching the show. Moreover, the creative team would like to share the process of making the work including why they use jazz composition to shape this devised performance, and how they as a collaboration benefit from the musical framework.
“I’m currently suffering from some uncertainty regarding my body that has been difficult to face, so this format has helped me understand it from another broader angle.”
“Smart, well presented and acted”
“Interesting to acknowledge that young men also have body image problems from trying to conform to media stereotypes.”
“The whole thing was addressed in an interesting and visually effective way.”
About the company
Theatre Counterpoint is a London-based collective of international performing artists from the UK, Taiwan, Bulgaria and Slovenia. They make devised theatre which utilises musical structures and principles to inform their original theatrical pieces, and have presented their work at Battersea Arts Centre, Rich Mix, Camden People’s Theatre and the Bread & Roses Theatre.