The PappyShow21 - 23 Jan
Nick Lehane21 - 23 Jan
Because their chicks leave the nest even before they can fly, the expression ‘raven mother’ has for centuries been synonymous with uncaring or bad motherhood.
In this 2019 Edinburgh ‘Fringe First’ winner from Germany, three superb female circus artist/mothers emerge from their own nests, to reveal some uncomfortable thoughts about child-rearing. They ask ‘is there a raven inside of me?’
Fresh, truthful, poignant, laced with humorous insight and told through personal experience and world class aerial and acrobatic skills, Raven shines a spotlight on dilemmas faced by every working mother. Pitch perfect in combining language and movement, the result is both thoughtful and thrilling circus-theatre.
There will be a BSL interpreted performance on Wed 22 Jan, with Jeni Draper.
"Beautiful and spectacular visual theatre"
"The trio use their bodies as primary form of expression with confidence, ease and grace - each conveying their unique physical signature"
“it’s incredibly powerful, and I was wholly unprepared for the effect it would have on me.”
Three Weeks, Edinburgh
Presented in association with Jacksons Lane
Devised and performed by:
Lena Ries, Romy Seibt, Anke van Engelshoven
Co-Direction: Rachel Hameleers
Creative support by Bryony Kimmings
Producer: Anke Politz
Produced by Chamäleon Productions
Supported and previewed at Jacksons Lane in 2018