On February 8th, we played host to Phoebe Ophelia’s Fringe Fundraiser – Women Who Dance! The night payed homage to some incredibly talented women in this city and beyond. With performance art, dance, poetry, feminist punk and DJs, it really showcased the diverse and delectable pool of talent in our networks. We were really heartened to see how many of you turned out on the night and braved the rain to support such a good cause!

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On the night, we had the incredible duo ACCAColLab (a.k.a Anna Cabré & Charlotte Arnold) performing a new work called Occupational Hazard – exploring consent, sexual fantasies and objectification through non-verbal language. We were overjoyed to support the pair in the development of this work and look forward to seeing it’s progress!

 

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Photo Credit and details: Alison Grace, Occupational Hazard 2020

There were also some engrossing performances from artists Marianne Tuckman (Our street is dirty, my skin), Izzy Brittain (A-Witch-in-Progress) and The Hypocrites, as well as some top-notch female sound selectors including Alice Hyam, TAM TAM, Liz Collier and Marie Avril.

Phoebe raised an astounding £1500 to go towards taking her show ‘Finding Folk’ – a tale of overcoming poor mental health through folk dance, music and song. Phoebe developed Finding Folk in our studio in 2019 and will be taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe this Summer with the funds created through this fantastic event – well done Phoebe!