Thursday 4 March 2010

Archived

Kate McIntosh (New Zealand/Belgium)

All Natural

Purcell Room

The London premiere of Kate McIntosh's powerful solo performance flickers between stand-up comedy and an unsettling Vegas dance routine. The showgirl on stage seems to have emerged from a month lost in the forest - muddy, dishevelled and more animal than human. She brings to life imaginary characters and destroys them, as some odd rituals develop. Along the way there's a pregnancy, an exploding biscuit, foreign accents and surgical procedures.

As each scenario crumbles, a gap emerges, revealing someone strangely vulnerable. Uncertainty and an unmet expectation become apparent. This woman's insistent contact with the audience isn't just entertainment; it's a visceral search for the limits on how to interact honestly with fellow human beings.

'All Natural is built on the simple presence of the performer, and presence is a quality Kate McIntosh has in plenty.' (Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany)

Join us before this event for our Dance & Performance season presentation.

Concept, direction and performance by Kate McIntosh
Texts by Jo Randerson and Kate McIntosh

Co-produced by Plateaux (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm - Frankfurt, Germany), Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Holland), nadine (Brussels, Belgium)

Related Links
Kate McIntosh biography (pdf)
More info on Kate McIntosh