22 & 24 February 2018
7.30pm shows // 2-5pm Saturday workshop
New Diorama Theatre, 15–16 Triton Street, Regent's Place, London, NW1 3BF
£5 for show // £25 (£15 concessions) for workshop
Maria Ghoumrassi in association with Spare Tyre
'A tree without leaves is like a woman without children’
A dance piece exploring women’s identity and what it means to be, or not to be, a mother.
‘My maternal grandmother had 20 children… My mother lost three babies. How did they cope in these circumstances? Were they bound together by their experiences, or torn apart?’
A Tree Without Leaves began as a danced response to stories that come from Maria’s family.
This solo piece uses dance, drawing and singing to test the meaning of womanhood in contemporary society. The title of this work-in-progress comes from a Chadian proverb ‘A tree without leaves is like a woman without children’.
Image credit: Sans Paroles by Marcelle Hanselaar
When: Thursday 22 & Saturday 24 February 2018
Where: New Diorama Theatre, 15–16 Triton Street, Regent's Place, London, NW1 3BF
Tickets: £5 (+40p booking fee), book online or call the Box Office on 0207 383 9034
Extra events: Open Access Workshop on Saturday 2pm to 5pm. An opportunity to explore these themes in movement, writing and drawing, and to share experiences. £25 (£15 concessions).
There will also be a Q&A after the Saturday performance.
Part of Spare Tyre's Invisible Women Festival