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’. 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.
HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES OF CRONE ALONE
ALL PHOTOS ARE BY JOE MURRAY