Inching its way through airbrushed beauty, boob jobs and Botox, victim-blaming, slut-shaming, the might of motherhood and the challenge of childlessness, Motherland is a funny and moving show about having it all.
In Motherland, Vincent Dance Theatre’s brilliant, multi-talented ensemble of men, women and children take a look at the gender they were born into and the price they are paying for it.
Spurred on by Simone de Beauvoir, Caitlin Moran and the Spice Girls, Vincent goes into battle with the big boys, arguing against a narrow, over-sexualized definition of femininity to ask what it is that we really, really want.
Blending dance, text and live music in a series of constantly shifting vignettes, Motherland is a call to arms: one that sticks two fingers up at the shallow hypocrisies and inequalities of our time and asks ‘what do we hope for now?’
VDT Professional Workshop
The company will be running a workshop for dancers and actors exploring the integration of dance in performance. This can be booked via the Ludus Dance website. If you are a LICA student and wish to take part in this workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org