Hester.
Chillingworth.


Shorty
(a stage performance)

Your child could do better.
A little less chatter and experimentation would improve things enormously.
As would standing in the right line and using the right loos.
Your child has the potential to be an asset to the group but needs to learn to put things away and seems not to understand the consequences of failure.
Your child is like a cheap rubber ball – neither here nor there, neither this nor that, hard to control and causing problems, blurring lines and asking difficult bloody questions.
Please see me.


Shorty is a deconstructed drag-child, who frays at the edges and plays at the edges.
This solo show looks at the position of the non-binary child, and the relationship with the mind when the body is under attack. It champions the not-quite, the slight and the awkward.

Shorty was the Chisenhale Dance Space and Marlborough Theatre 2016 Small Spaces commission.

Sometimes Shorty can be found wandering around at various clubnights and events, doing a wordsearch, reading a book, collecting glasses, throwing some shapes. Or tantrums.

Images © Rosie Powell and Ivan Denia

 
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© Ivan Denia