Initially performed last year at Juncture Festival in Leeds as a tribute to the late, great Nigel Charnock whose piece Stupid Men irritated and annoyed most audiences who saw it; Stupid Women hopes to achieve something similar but hopes to fail.
Wendy’s return to Nottdance brings a new idea of a performance developing in front of your eyes exposing the impossibility of repitition and the madness of creation.
‘It is works of this caliber that always intrigue me; theatre and performance is meant to be a celebration of the things we experience in life, but put together in an eloquent manner, and presented in a format that a large audience that can witness and share. This is exactly what Stupid Women does. Whilst I don’t agree with the title, that is entirely the point.’
– Tammy Facey. Weekend Notes, Leeds.
Director of Action: Wendy Houstoun. Performers: Jo Fong, Annie Hanauer, TC Howard, Victoria Malin and Sophie Unwin. Lighting Design: Chris Copland. With additional found sound, image and writing.
This piece was perfomed as part of Nottdance 2015.
For more information about previous Nottdance festivals please visit the Nottdance archive.