The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein: Notorious
Blurring the lines between live art, dance, theatre and fine art, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein interrogates representations of female subjectivity.
In this irreverent phenomenon of music, dance and ‘witch-bitch’ ritual, The Famous looks at ways in which social media and consumerism have redefined how we relate to the female body, one’s ‘true self’ and public shaming. Plunging into the ghostly underworld of popular culture, seeking, as she puts it, ‘the real me, the pure me, behind this soiled shroud of promiscuity.’
Pulling from the myth of Medusa, Nicki Minaj and her own legendary self(ie), The Famous examines pop culture’s take on the ‘female monster’. She reveals, ‘I’ll be ResurrecDEAD as your ultimate fantasy – a horny dead virgin.’ Expect visual overload and risk-taking from this raw, timely and uncomfortably hilarious interdisciplinary performance, which follows on from her performance Splat! seen in 2013.
Created by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein
Associate Artist Krista Vuori
Collaborators Krista Vuori and Brogan Davison
Design by David Curtis-Ring
Produced by Sally Rose
Lighting design by Martin Langthorne
Production Manager Hannah Moore
Company Stage Manager Chloe Dorato
Marketing and Producing Assistant Molly Giles
Company Production Assistant Lóa Björk
Dramaturg Eirini Kartsaki
Development by In Company Collective
Make up by Thom Shaw
Press by Mobius
Commissioned by Fierce and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Dates & Times
Thursday 23 November, 20178:00pm
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