Edinburgh Fringe Hit Trilogy Revived in London
The show, described in press material as "a celebratory venture into modern-day feminism", will run for five dates at BAC (13 to 16 January 2010, preview 12 January), before transferring to the Barbican as part of bite10 (22 & 23 January).
The three-hour triptych begins by exploring women’s relationships to their bodies, then reconstructs the infamous 1971 New York Town Bloody Hall debate before concluding with a "joyous paean to womankind". During the Edinburgh run, many audience members joined in with the naked dancers on stage.
Nic Green is currently looking for women to participate in the show and the BAC and Barbican are jointly recruiting volunteers. Anyone interested should go to www.bac.org.uk or www.barbican.org.uk for more information.
Trilogy, originally co-produced by Glasgow-based multi-arts venue The Arches and BAC, won the Arches Award for Stage Directors and a Herald Angel award for its Edinburgh run at The Arches @ St Stephen's venue. Creator Green is a Glasgow-based performance practitioner whose work spans solo and group shows, as well as community-based projects with young people.
To complement the show's run at the Barbican, Barbican Film is presenting Town Bloody Hall on 23 January, DA Pennebaker’s 1979 film recording the infamous public meeting on the issues of women's liberation, held in New York's Town Hall on 30 April 1971. The spirited debate saw novelist Norman Mailer act as moderator amid several prominent members of the Women's Movement, including Germaine Greer and literary critic Diana Trilling.