Monday, June 6, 2011

PaperDolls at BODY&SOUL festival!

PaperDolls is the name of my new performance collective (consisting of Dublin Aerialists and our collaborators) who have a BRILLIANT aerial and textile installation at this year's Body and Soul Festival. Take a look! Bella A GoGo and Fafa Hardiman will be there as the eccentric ladies, with new-in-my-life contemporary dancer Kat Doherty, and I'll be in femme form flashing my bloomers upside down to all and sundry! Watch out for our Fringe show too - more details on that shortly...

The Eccentric Ladies of the Woods

Strangers, ramblers and dancers! We are having a lemonade banquet in the woods! Eccentric ladies in elaborate costume, rouge and powdered wigs, serve pink lemonade from china tea pots.

There's people in the trees! Cheeky girls and boys swing from hoops and ropes, flashing their bloomers to visitors below. An aerial welcome! Come witness the charming carry-on in the upper echelons of the forest! Tall bikes trek the grounds with ladies in tow. When darkness falls a fire and light show will ignite the spirits of the woods.

New aerial performance group PaperDolls present a collaboration especially co-ordinated for Body & Soul Festival incorporating members of various Irish performance groups including Dublin Aerialists, Galway Community Circus, Seomra Spraoi Bike Workshop, the Queen of Cabaret in Dublin city Bella a Go Go, belly dancer Aoife Hardiman and contemporary dancer Kat Doherty.

'The Eccentric Ladies of the Woods' wear vast dresses made of up-cycled fabric crafted by textile group Lace and Wine and the Lampshade installation creates an atmosphere of decadent decay in the forest at Body & Soul.

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