Putting the magic back into menstruation, Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman showcases the magic of human cyclical renewal to uncover the last unmentionable taboo of menstruation in an all-out genre-bending contemporary performance spectacular.
A provocative, rigorously researched, untamed romp into the importance of celebrating the symbolic and cultural power of menstruation. Both deadly serious and hilariously tongue in cheek, this is a show that is part surreal lecture, part magic show, part witchy ritual and part activist protest.
Learn about menstruation and the taboos and politics that seek to contain, control, shame and tax our bodily cycles.
Here not only menstruation and menstrual rights but issues around fertility, miscarriage, trans identities, lost ancient herstories and what it means to be ‘female’, are scrutinised, politicised & reclaimed. Delivered with wry humour, revolutionary politics and spectacular performances including breathtaking reworks of traditional magic illusions and horror cinema classics.
Featuring performed and filmed rituals from both Marisa Carnesky and collaborating artists Fancy Chance, Rhyannon Styles, MisSa Blue, H Plewis and Nao Nagai.
Commissioned by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, originally developed with support from National Theatre Studios, Duckie, Middlesex University and Arts Council England.
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Dates & Times
Thursday 01 November, 20188:00pm
Friday 02 November, 20188:00pm