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Everything I See I Swallow

Wed 11 September - Thu 12 September

Everything I See I Swallow

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Winner of the Fringe First 2019 Award

“I’m not just an object. I’ve made a choice. To be here, to be tied, and… not to deny my sexuality.”   

Fresh from the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Shasha & Taylor Productions bring their debut show Everything I See I Swallow to The Lowry as part of an autumn 2019 tour.

An art curator discovers that her daughter has amassed over 50,000 followers by posting semi-naked images of herself on Instagram. Is this freedom of expression or exploitation and what is the difference? When does art become pornography and vice versa? How does a mother protect her daughter and when does protection become control?

Set against a backdrop of shifting generational attitudes to empowerment, feminism and sexuality and fusing theatre and aerial work with the erotic art of Japanese rope bondage – shibari, Everything I See I Swallow is a fascinating exploration of epic themes in an intimate setting.

Commissioned by The Lowry and supported by: Arts Council England, Caterham School and Actors of Dionysus

Reviews

“Provocative and unforgettable”

Manchester Theatre Awards

“a complex dialogue on the nature and ownership of the female body and the shifting landscape of feminism”

The Reviews Hub

‘The pair play out their relationship amid stunning rope gymnastics and reach something approaching consensus amid a chorus of traded lines from great feminist thinkers, in a gorgeous evocation of intergenerational schism and mutual understanding.’ Dave Pollock

The Independent

‘a reflection of the age-old story of the power struggle between generations as each tries to understand the other, beautifully illustrated by aerial performance by both actors.’ Susan Mansfield

The Scotsman

‘The show excels in examining its topic without a moment of caricature or ill-jest.’ Becki Crossley

The List

‘Shasha and Taylor have achieved brilliance in the message behind this performance – a sophisticated dissection of what owning our femaleness really means and how intergenerational feminist collaboration can produce something even more fit for purpose.’ Jodie McVicar

Broadway Baby

‘It was moving, it was unexpected and shocking, but it worked against the grain to give audiences a visually, unique experience.’ Saskia Calliste

Voice Magazine

‘I would suggest that it’s something every teenage girl in the country should see. And probably take their mum, too.’ Jim Welsh

Summerhall Radio

‘Their poignancy was rare and tantalising’ Imogen Usherwood & Ellen Crofton

edfringereview

‘Taylor and Shasha’s aerial work is hypnotic and exquisitely choreographed.’ Francesca Peschier

The Stage

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