Power Ballad (5 stars)

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Power Ballad

Part performance lecture, part karaoke party, Julia Croft (If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming) deconstructs gendered linguistic histories and rips apart contemporary language to find a new articulation of pleasure, anger and femaleness.

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Zanetti Productions

'I am looking for a language which exists outside the patriarchal definitions. Of course that is not possible. But who is any longer interested in the possible?' (Kathy Acker). Part performance lecture, part karaoke party, deconstructing gendered linguistic histories and ripping apart language to find a new articulation of pleasure, anger and femaleness. We’re smashing it all to pieces and starting again. We’re behaving badly. We’re singing too many power ballads. Created by Julia Croft (If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming) and Nisha Madhan. 'Deeply, deeply hopeful' (Pantograph-Punch.com). Part of NZatEdinburgh.com.

Contains nudity

Age category: 12+

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Power Ballad

16 Aug 20175 stars

A brilliant mash-up of flesh, sonics and text

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