MUST: The Inside Story
Produced in association with Fuel.
In collaboration with the celebrated Clod Ensemble, legendary New York performance artist Peggy Shaw takes the audience on a journey across the landscape of her own body.
Renowned for her gender bending autobiographical work, Shaw recounts her extraordinary experiences of the medical profession from her current perspective as a 65-year-old lesbian grandmother. MUST weaves together the stories of a lifetime - giving birth on the way to Woodstock, her mother’s electric shock treatment in 1950s America, the loss of a loved one – with projected microscopic images, and live musicians performing a powerful score for piano, double bass and violin.
“Powerful, honest and life-affirming.” Time Out
The performance is followed by a post-show event providing critical perspectives on the performance and the issues it raises. All are welcome. Chaired by Professor Elaine Aston, with Peggy Shaw, James Frieze and Rosemary Betterton.
Tuesday 8 March 2011 @ 8pm
Exquisite… This is open-heart surgery of the artistic kind.