With her bus pass and pension book tucked firmly into support stockings, Liz Aggiss is going nowhere……….fast. Do try to keep up!
Crone Alone is a layered, unapologetic feminist solo, chock full of dark wit and pithy social commentary that gleefully dissects the historical medical precedents, associated with female hysteria. Symptoms included: ‘wandering wombs’; a ‘tendency to cause trouble’; a ‘gathering in the head’; ‘egotism’ and ‘novel reading’.
In Crone Alone Liz Aggiss considers the crone as an ideal incarnation of the older woman: unruly, wise, fearsome. Reversing the forced retreat into invisibility and diminished social capital as women get older she embraces the crone, flipping the derogatory caricature of hook-nosed terror and cantankerous truth-telling into a different kind of statement altogether
As a product of a repressive, post war upbringing where the slightest whiff of exuberance or feverish excitement was deemed hysterical and immediately quenched, Liz Aggiss is throwing caution to the wind and cracking her own whip. Her unruly, unbound body, sweats, swears and refuses to simmer down, or get a hold of itself. She will not and cannot pull herself together. She is not a pair of curtains!
Scratch presentations in 2019/20 at; Dance4 Nottingham: Edge Hill University Ormskirk: Ageless Festival Leeds: The Dance Space Brighton, Sadlers Wells London.
Crone Alone will be in Research and Development during 2019/20 and premiered Spring 2021.
Crone Alone is funded by Arts Council of England with support from: Dance4, South East Dance, Yorkshire Dance, Sadlers Wells, EHU, University of Chichester. Produced by Feral Arts.