Presented by Contact + Word of Warning in association with The Arches + supported by Wellcome Collection’s Sexology Season during Queer Contact
####In Brief Two sisters — a sex worker and a shaven-headed lesbian; both feminists — in a bold, unflinching examination of family bonds and differing paths.
See their trailer (contains nudity).
####Venue + Booking Details
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD-OUT
(Dates: Thursday 5, Friday 6 + Saturday 7 February 2015, 7.30pm)
Venue: Contact (space 2), Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Tickets: £13/7 | Special offer: buy nine tickets + get your tenth free
Box Office Tel: 0161 274 0600
With no interval, the performance lasts approximately 75 minutes and contains full nudity throughout. The seating (unreserved) will include a small number of cabaret-style tables + chairs close to the stage area. The performance on Saturday 7 February will be BSL interpreted by Jan Guest. Age advisory: 16+
On Friday 6 February, following a short break, there will be a post-show talk with the company hosted by Prof. Jackie Stacey (University of Manchester).
Amy is a sex worker. Her sister, Rosana, a shaven-headed lesbian. They are both feminists. Sister presents a bold and unflinching examination of themselves: their family bonds, shared experiences, and the differing paths their lives have taken.
Sister weaves together their autobiographical stories of growing up, individual and contrasting sexual experiences, pole dancing, lap dancing and childhood family videos in an intimate strip club setting — which they inhabit, subvert and eventually deconstruct. Together, they reveal everything in a powerful and joyous performance, exploring female sexual identity, feminism and choice.
Premiering at The Arches (Glasgow) in March 2014, Sister was part of the Made in Scotland Showcase at Summerhall during Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.
####Who are they?
An artist working mainly in live performance, Rosana Cade roots her identity, practice and politics in a queer discourse. She has made intimate work for one audience member at a time, worked with groups of non-performing participants in different cities, worked with family members, created studio-based performances both as herself and in various personas, and performed in multiple guises in cabaret and club settings. Through all of her performance work, including (especially) the everyday performance of herself, she aims to disrupt heteronormative ideas about gender and sexuality.
Rosana received the Athena Award via New Moves International for Walking:Holding in 2011, and is currently (2015) an Artsadmin Bursary Artist. With Nick Anderson, she is co-founder of //BUZZCUT//, dedicated to creating holistic and progressive environments for artists and audiences to experiment with live performance across Scotland and beyond.
####What people have said about Sister
A 4* review of Sister at Contact, by The LGBTQ Arts and Culture Review.
Developed in association with The Arches (Glasgow), and with support from the National Theatre Studio + Battersea Arts Centre.