Don't put your daughter on the stage (live performance)

Aggiss, Liz (2008) Don't put your daughter on the stage (live performance) Liz Aggiss, Brighton, UK.

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Don’t put your Daughter on the Stage features a chorus line-up of dancers and pays homage to early 20th century dance, infiltrating and injecting life into the past, and painting a loving portrait of a lost archive. Quoting research from forgotten grand dames of dance, (Fuller, Weisenthal, Akesson), this montage performance is glued in place by an all female troupe who vie to be seen and heard amongst the litter of their surprisingly contemporary history. In keeping with a personal dance genealogy, ‘Don’t put your Daughter on the Stage’, has emerged from a sustained period of practical research into predominantly female European Ausdruckstanz solo performances. This choreography of this live work ‘Don’t put Your Daughter on the Stage’ (2008 and reconstructed for 2009) was commissioned by University of Chichester for their in-house MapDance Company. Research methods include: revealing archaeology and uncovering history from photographic, text and critical evidence: taking new narratives from old forms: creating a momento of a performing self and placing it within a new context. ‘Don’t put your Daughter on the Stage’ makes a commentary on the female performer by juxtaposing spoken texts by Noel Coward and Otto A Harbach, and creating tableaux vivantes.

Item Type: Other form of assessable output
Additional Information: 2008/9 UK Tour including Winchester, Eastleigh, Chichester, Coventry, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, London Jackson’s Lane, Croydon, Portsmouth, Hythe, Folkestone, Isle of Wight, Leeds, New Milton, Trowbridge. Roehampton, Bridport, London The Place, Runcorn, Weymouth, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Denmark.
Uncontrolled Keywords: dance; choreography; dance archive and history
Subjects: X000 Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not classified elsewhere
W000 Creative Arts and Design
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W500 Dance
Faculties: Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
Depositing User: Liz Aggiss
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2009
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2012 13:49

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