“These are our bodies. What do you see?”
Two transgender performers say f**k you to the binary, and invite you to their radically queer dance party!
Set in nightclubs, Sound Cistem is an exuberant dance show about the cisgender gaze on the transgender body. Through riotous, glittering disco, shame is rejected and a self-love manifesto made. Unafraid to punch hard, Sound Cistem asks you to see the beauty in these bodies: and your own too.
Ages 14+. £5. In the Old Fire Station Studio.
This is a work in progress.
Performances on Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 & Friday 28 June, 7pm. Part of our supported artist programme.
Plaster Cast Theatre is an exciting emerging company of young creatives, passionate about making politically-engaging theatre. Hailing from Manchester, their mission is to challenge modern issues in our society through innovative and provocative forms of physical theatre. Taking inspiration from companies such as DV8 and RashDash, they believe presenting concerns through movement can be an effective way of opening up discussion.
Their first show Action Man debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 to enthusiastic acclaim. Action Man delved into the detrimental effect that the mental health cuts have on rough sleepers, challenging the media’s dehumanising narrative of numbers with an intimate, protagonist lead story. The Scotsman named it an “unflinching portrayal” (****); The List “a genuine, heart-wrenching performance” (****). They were declared by Edinburgh 49 “the benchmark that all young theatre companies should aim for” (****). Consequently, Action Man was invited to be part of the International Arts and Homelessness Festival programme in Manchester.
Praise for previous work:
★★★★ "Unflinching" - The Scotsman
★★★★ "Gripping" - The List
★★★★ "Extremely powerful" - North West End
★★★★★ "Spectacular" - The Mancunion