Dates and Times
Tue 23 Jan at 9pm
Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Mon 15 Jan – Sun 4 Feb. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Vanessa Macaulay
Enticement Machine exposes the humour and horror of expectations placed on a racialized female body.
A satirical rap video circus that distorts and negotiates the vision of the black female body to make The Enticement Machine. From gawking over the internet to gazing in live performance, Enticement Machine draws on make-up tutorials, music videos and twerking to interrogate the hyper-sexualisation of the black female body in pop culture. This show takes stereotypes to the point of the absurd, whilst combining dance, discussion and parody to pollute the image of the Enticement Machine.
About the company
Vanessa works within the intersection of theatre, dance and performance art so their work often includes sections of spoken word, movement and video. Typically, their practice is solo performances that engage with identity politics that speaks to current social anxieties and conflicting emotions that the West hold towards a body marked Other.
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