Madeline McNamara performs a solo show.
“I explore in my body and voice different modes of white resistance to challenges about power and privilege.”
Audience quote: “…FLIPPING BETWEEN THE HUMOUR AND THE UNDERBELLY…”
This showing is a part of a series of performance-based investigations since 2008 and in collaboration with Jade Eriksen.
The physicality of the showing is inspired by 18th century writings and interpretations of that century’s original voguer Emma Lyon and her “Attitudes”. These static, non speaking performances/tableaux vivant were a form of ‘mime art’, a cross between postures, dance, and acting. Performed to the European elite of the day as a form of popular entertainment the subject matter was based on specific historical and mythological characters.
Refusing Performance has been presented in pop up/guerrilla fashion in various conferences and hui in Aotearoa and at the Odin Teatret, Denmark for the 2016 Transit 8 Festival- Theatre-Women-Conflict.