Dates and Times
Mon 4 June at 5pm
Part of SKINNED:LIVE. For more information and the full programme, click here.
Featured in CPT’s Off-Season. To learn more about hiring CPT click here.
Presented by Itch Collective
The Dermis: Exploring Our Identity
Night two of SKINNED:LIVE erupts in a roar of humanity with an evening of spoken word and slam poetry, in a loud and proud encounter with identity. Sink into the sounds of Dialectic Dee’s live poetry, as she confronts black feminist ideals in music and media, or dip a toe into the delicate, dancing drawers of Natalie Wardle’s Control Pant Symphony, an elastic orchestra of bodies, boundaries and backlash. Run alongside Katherine McMahon in a race for acceptance in Fat Kid Running, and float in the murky waters of body shaming and its stifling demands. Drift through Billie Blossom’s soft bed quilts and bodyscapes in the black and white series, Queer Porn Portraits, or sink into Dhancha, a human rights haka by TANNSAH for those bound by tradition. Stare into the face of Heather Agyepong’s fierce, photographic fight against the snare of society’s “strong black female” in Too Many Blackamoors.
About the company
Itch Collective is an artist-led company, founded by Performance Art students from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Itch Collective aims to provide a platform for emerging artists alongside established works in an effort to recognise diverse and provocative work that challenges social stereotypes, explores identity and questions representations.
SKINNED:LIVE DAY 2 – THE DERMIS
17:00 until 21:30 – HEATHER AGYEPONG, BILLIE BLOSSOM, NATALIE WARDLE, DIANE WILTSHIRE
18:00 until 20:15 – DIALECTIC DEE (3×20 minute performances over 3 hours)
19:00 until 19:15 – TANNSAH
20:30 until 21:30 – KATHERINE MCMAHON
Image Credit (c) Too Many Blackamoors by Heather Agyepong, Courtesy of the artist-Autograph ABP