About Dance Body

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Yolanda Mercy and The Place have with a heavy heart, taken the difficult decision to cancel the season of Dance Body at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at The Place. Thank you to audiences for your support. You can read the full statement here. Ticket holders will be refunded shortly.

A warm and relatable monologue

Guardian (on Quarter Life Crisis)

Dance is meant to be about self-expression. A place to explore who you are. But what if you don’t have a typical contemporary dance body? Where do you fit in?

Internationally acclaimed writer & performer, Yolanda Mercy (Quarter Life Crisis) challenges what being a plus sized body means in the contemporary dance world; reconnecting with her dance roots and drawing on the challenges faced by plus sized people in formal training and on the dance floor. In a joyous fusion of theatre and contemporary dance, she’s reclaiming space for plus sized bodies in dance.

Cast and Creatives

Choreography, text and Direction: Yolanda Mercy
Performers: Courtney McCarthy & Destiny Bennett-Ellis
Music: Auris Delan
Associate choreographer:
Yukiko Masui
Lighting and Set Design: Ben Pacey
Costume Design: Rebecca Bevan
Dramaturg: Kirsty Housley
Video: Gillian Tan

Dance Body is produced by The Place, co-commissioned by The Place, Art House Jersey, Cambridge Junction, Deda and Strike A Light. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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