Girl in Suitcase
8 May 2015
At St Margaret’s Church of Art, Norwich for Dandifest 2015.
For this show I had been invited by The Norwich Dandies to bring ‘Girl in Suitcase’ to their ‘Dandifest 2015‘ festival.
I wished to take the ‘goddesses’ version of Girl in Suitcase, which I’d performed two months earlier at the Telegraph Hill Festival. Neither Sabine nor Ursula – my fellow performers on that occasion – were available, however, so I invited performance artist and activist, Lidia to join me.
Lidia had filmed the previous show so she knew the score. We had never otherwise worked together but I knew that she, like me, had a background in physical theatre as well as being an accomplished life model. She is also adept technically so we were able to rerecord all the soundtrack according to our new specifications.
We rehearsed methodically, and within the limited time of a few weeks we managed to develop a strong stage rapport together. Lidia’s attention to detail meant that the fairly complex structure of the play was smoothly absorbed.
The contact in our performance enhanced it greatly, and gave the dance elements more emphasis. The physical closeness matched the tightness of our connection as performers. We operated well as a unit.
You can read more about the creation and performance of this play in my 2016 blog, ‘Journey of performing with Lidia‘.
Photos of the live performance.
Drawings made by audience members during the performance.
Promo flyer for the performance.