agonising but overall so uplifting, within the vulnerability and fragility there lies a formidable strength
And is a tribute to every living creature on this earth. To everything. Thank you.
And is a sacrifice to every emotion, even those we are yet to feel. And is a homage to the earth, the cosmos, the miniscule, the magic, the meaning, the moment, the moments before and all that's yet to come. And is to feel, to fail, to experience, to share and to be. And is then and was. And is here and now. And is in between and something to believe in. And is hope. And is the mothers and grandmothers who've danced before us, everyone we've ever known and the children we're yet to meet. And is an auto-biographical performance about growing up as a woman, and explores culture, identity, nationality and politics
About the artist
Charlotte Mclean amalgamates dance theatre, improvisation, voice work, imagination, self-celebration, radical listening and joy. Charlotte is a contemporary dance artist from Arbroath. She trained at London Contemporary Dance School and The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. She has worked in the UK and internationally with companies including Barrowland Ballet, Curious Seed and Eva Recacha. She is co-founder and creative producer of The Yonis and Die Berner Yonis, movement bands based in London and Bern. The Yonis have been commissioned by The Place, Dazed and Confused, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, V&A London, TANZhAUS Bern, Dampfzentrale and more.
With support from Creative Scotland, The Place, Dance Base, Dampfzentrale, The Work Room and Citymoves. With thanks to Curious Seed, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre