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.
Produced in association with Fuel.
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.
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