The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents Annie Wilson in Lovertits on Thursday-Saturday, January 28–30 at 8:00pm in the Hepburn Teaching Theatre at Goodhart Hall. The avant-garde performance artist returns to the Series where she captivated the last year’s Wintry Mix program audiences with a preview of this work that explodes feminist stereotypes.
Bold, hilarious, and fearless, Lovertits, a runaway hit of the 2014 Fringe Festival, draws on burlesque’s pro-sex, body positive, over-the-top subversiveness and postmodern dance’s smart, cerebral, awkward choreographies. Lovertits says having a body, being a body is awesome – and not a little strange. The performance explores societal views on sex and the real sex that humans actually have. Performers turn their breasts into eyes, their vaginas into purses, their bodies into landscapes, all the while asking, “why does the performance of sexiness look so different from the actual act of sex.”
“In Lovertits, I explore the essential question: Is it possible for women to be naked and observed as creatures who embody a great variety of things, including their sexuality?” explained Wilson. “I find that much of the time we need to choose. If we are naked we must be being sexual, and if we are smart we must keep our clothes on. The dichotomy is starting to soften, I think, and I would love for Lovertits to help erase that line completely.”
“Lovertits is aggressively, unapologetically sexual and demonstrates how people can be educated and titillated at the same time,” said Lisa Kraus, curator of Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series. “In dealing with women’s bodies in particular, the work is unabashedly feminist, expanding the definition to advocate for more freedom for everyone.”
Philadelphia-based performed Annie Wilson is a founder and former co-director of Pink Hair Affair. A graduate of the University of the Arts and Headlong Performance Institute, she is currently interested in work which explores the audience-performed relationship, how we create our own sense of self, simplicity and complexity, and the gut brain. In addition to solo appearances, she has performed with Christina Gesualdi, Headlong Dance Theatre, Girl Walk// All Day, and the Process Project. In 2010, with the support of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, she traveled to Amsterdam to study improvisation with Katie Duck.
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 8:00 PM
Friday, Jan 29, 2016 8:00 PM
Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 8:00 PM
Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA – Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall
Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors over 65, $10 for students with ID and $5 for children under 12.
Available online at brynmawr.edu/arts/series.html or by calling 610-526-5210.
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