Friday Night Love Poem, a trio of tales about young women exploring their sexuality for the first time, comes to Camden People’s Theatre later this week as part of the venue’s Calm Down, Dear festival. Book you tickets now for this limited run!
Beautiful singing from Lil Rice and the compositions of Ollie Clark, which warm us with percussion-conjured cicadas, bullfrogs and buried tribal memories, are as enveloping as I remember. The shapes that appear between bodies and metal bands are as lushly developed, precisely positioned and technically impressive as I’d hoped.
A punch of emotion smacks me in the gut. The power caught up in this hour of high octane clowning, body-rocking, strength and struggle is released, with a glint of water in my eyes. Effet Bekkrell is my kind of feminism.
It’s no wonder that we females may seem a little crazy at times when, as shown by the three ladies of Norwegian company Tanter, the identity of 21st century womanhood is framed by the preceding hordes of cultural demands and expectations as well as our present needs.