EN / ES
EN / ES
EN / ES
JUNE 16,18,19 AT 19:30 & 20 AT 19:00 | 55 min
Country: Dominican Rebuplic-International
ARCOLA STUDIO 1
Are you a chicken or are you a heroine? In the wake of #MeToo comes a ceremonious undressing of four timeless and universal stories. Fusing dynamic hip hop with the tempestuous and sexually charged Rumba, LADYLIKE is a superheroines journey that takes a fierce, frank and funny look at the potential and the limitations of gender roles. Themed around the slang word for a woman as ‘chick’ or ‘hen’, and based on interviews with young women and female Hip Hop and Latin dancers, Ella Mesma Company has created a new ritual for women to explore consent, the masks we wear, purge cliches and celebrate sisterhood.
*This work contains some disturbing scenes of a sexual nature.
Concept and Direction: Ella Mesma I Dancers: Anna Alvarez, Azara Meghie, Hsing Ya Wu, Lucia Afonso (and we honour Lianett Rodrigues who was involved in the first draft of the work) I Choreography: Ella Mesma and Dancers with the opening scene by Yersin Guillen Rivas I Costumes: Jodie-Simone Howe, Dream Sewing, Ila Leila Samba, Melissa Rolas and Ella Mesma I Lighting: Ciaran Cunningham I Music: Sabio Janiak I Photography: Nicola Hunter, Camilla Greenwell I Additional Direction: Charlotte Vincent through The Bench (2015), Lea Anderson (2017) I Dramaturgical Support: Peggy Olislaegers through Yorkshire Dance’s Sketch programme (2015).