Winding its way through airbrushed beauty, boob jobs and Botox, victim blaming, slut shaming, the might of motherhood and the challenge of childlessness, Motherland is a funny and moving show about having it all.
In Motherland, Vincent Dance Theatre’s brilliant, multi-talented ensemble of men, women and children take a look at the gender they were born into and the price they are paying for it.
Spurred on by Simone de Beauvoir, Caitlin Moran and the Spice Girls, Vincent goes into battle with the big boys, arguing against a narrow, over-sexualized definition of femininity to ask what it is that we really, really want. Uncompromising yet utterly accessible, Motherland has a broad appeal for both sexes through its potent blend of theatre, live music and dance.
Motherland is a call to arms: one that sticks two fingers up at the shallow hypocrisies and inequalities of our time and asks ‘what do we hope for now?’
Directed and Designed by Charlotte Vincent
Originally devised by Andrea Catania, Robert Clark, Greig Cooke, Patrycja Kujawska, Aurora Lubos, Benita Oakley, Janusz Orlik, Scott Smith and Leah Yeger. Performed by all the above and Adrian Oxaal, Darren Anderson and Joan Plunkett. Dramaturgy by Ruth Ben-Tovim.
Watch the Motherland trailer