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Bend It

Event type: Performance
Frauke Requardt - Mothers © Chris Nash Part of: Artists Curating Dance

Fri 2 Jun, 7:30pm

£10.00 to £8.00

Venue: Yorkshire Dance

Presented by: Yorkshire Dance

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curated by Amy Bell
as part of Artists Curating Dance

Yorkshire Dance has, for the second year running, invited dance artist Amy Bell to put together an evening of dance which explores gender, sexuality and queerness.

This year, Bend It – the fourth in the increasingly popular series of annual events – features dance works by four artists: Julie Cunningham, Sheena McGrandles, Monsur Mansoor and Frauke Requardt.

Cunningham’s Brutal is a solo reflecting on the experience of an immigrant working in the Chicago stockyards in the early twentieth century, as told in Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle.

In Eee, McGrandles has created a work in which the familiar human form becomes unfamiliar – a jumble of body-parts.

Mansoor’s WanTanaMoBabe (vers.1) is a snippet from their research-series exploring futures of the hyper(in)visible Muslim body.

Requardt has been making odd, dark and chaotic work for over ten years. The extract she will be showing from her new performance, Mothers, is a dance across sticky surfaces with slippery bodies.

Amy says, “I’m delighted to be returning to Yorkshire Dance to curate Bend It 2017. Dance is still crying out for initiatives that really get to grips with conventions around gender and sexuality. I’m excited to present this programme of witty, intelligent, subversive and physically vibrant works from four artists who each approach gender and sexuality with a rich and unique voice.”

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