SAM SATYR’S BREAKING NEWS ACTION PLAYSET
16th March, Summerhall, 8pm
The satyrs are braying. Half human and half goat, they sip the headlines from staticky televisions and pour their newswine up into phones and tablets. Each comic belch and teasing tail-swish reverberates across the world. Have you marked yourself safe yet? They build towering emoji monoliths to which we flock, hungry for the truth. Resistance arises, of course: ‘Which 60s revolutionary hero are you?’ You might have fifteen unread notifications right now: you’d better check.
ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall, featuring astonishing work in dance, sound, performance, drag, rope & more more more
WITH Cottrell & Mills, Faux Theatre, Jordan & Skinner, King Biff & Lars, and Kasia Zawadzka
PLUS headlines and hokum from your horrifying hosts, Ali Maloney and Harry Josephine Giles
AND British Sign Language interpretation throughout from Yvonne Waddell.
For more information on the acts, read on:
Cottrell and Mills
A visual theatre solo about overwhelm. A silent dialogue between a psychotherapist and a large piece of polythene sheeting.
Content note: strong themes of mental suffering.
The Time Machine
Jordan & Skinner
A feminist look at the future of the human race, loosely based on The Time
Machine by HG Wells
t.A.T.u.: A Tribute
King Biff & Lars
ENTER FOR XXX LESBIAN CONTENT
Remember t.A.T.u.? Lena and Julia? The Russian pop stars whose kiss in their music video ‘All The Thing’s She Said’ sparked international controversy? If you don’t then this performance probably isn’t for you. But we remember. That kiss. That video. The knot in our stomachs. The media feeding frenzy. This was the first lesbian kiss we had ever seen. A kiss constructed for the male gaze to titillate the masses.
Join t.A.T.u superfans Lars (PhD in International Lesbianism and half of Porn Choir) and Biff (cheeky bastard and Drag King extraordinaire) on a slippery journey back to 2002 as they pay homage to the ‘sexy Russian starlets’, lesbian fantasy clown style, and finally ascertain once and for all if they are in fact raging dykes. ALL WILL BE REVEALED.
‘Maybe we are having sex every night, maybe not – I can’t understand why everyone thinks we’re lesbians’ -Julia
Content note: sexual themes, reappropriated slurs.
Kasia Zawadzka aka SkinnyRedHead
The experience of an abusive relationship, told in slow motion through rope art and self-suspension.
Since I remember, I was fascinated by multiple art disciplines mixed together. In my creations I manipulate the art of Shibari and aerial disciplines to articulate something deep, primal and impulsive within myself while harnessing a degree of control, rhythm and expression that illustrates a feeling or a narrative too powerful to verbalize. The sensations and emotions that I experience during my performances are my language and with them I interact and respond to my audience. The result is a shared experience, a dialogue which changes depending on the atmosphere and circumstances of each performance and an experiment in physical expression and movement.
Content note: contains knives, simulated bloodletting, strong themes of physical and sexual abuse