Platform: Under the Horse
Friday 31 May 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Our next Platform explores another multi-arts journey through physical theatre and dance
Under the Horse – Written especially for Sydenham Arts and devised by Leah Georges bringing the talents of writer, Fiona Harper, actress and storyteller, Elaine Johnson and Angela Eyton and dancer Depi Gorgogianni.
Under the Horse, is a poem brought to life through theatre and physicality. The poem is dedicated to Emily Wilding Davison, a suffragette who fought for votes for women in Britain. She was a member of the Women’s Social and Political Union and a militant fighter for her cause. Arrested on ten occasions, went on hunger strike seven times and was force fed on forty-nine occasions. In 1913 she threw herself under the Kings Horse in the Derby and subsequently died on the 8th June. The poem is an examination of a woman’s mindset in today’s world. How far have we have come since we gained the vote in 1928?
Supported by Arts Council England and PropertyWorld our Platform Series is a celebration of Women, BAME and LGBTQQ performers. Running monthly (not August) until November 2019.
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