ANN LIV YOUNG: THE MERMAID SHOW

ANN LIV YOUNG: THE MERMAID SHOW

4th April 2012


Not suitable for under 18s.

A bare-breasted woman with long hair, silvery mermaid tail and reptilian contact lenses writhes lasciviously in a plastic basin: Ann Liv Young has a history of re-interpreting fairy tales. This time, she has turned her attention to “The Little Mermaid”.

Rasping Katy Perry’s “Fireworks” into the microphone, she butchers a raw fish and tries to peel herself out of her slippery skin – this New York performance artist is totally uninhibited and unselfconscious. Her show, thrives on interaction. Provoking the audience with her corporal rather than linguistic dialogue.

Previous works have included moments in which she has rolled around in her dog’s ashes, had sex with her co-stars, covered herself in blood, drank urine and attacked a PETA activist. Her shows, which she writes, performs, costume designs, stage designs and produces; genre-bend elements of music video, porn, and fine art. Based in New York she has presented work at major venues in the US and Europe. She has previously reinterpreted the stories of Snow White, Cinderella, George and Martha Washington. In 2009 Ann Liv Young performed Solo and The Bagwell in Me at BAC in London - performances much talked about to this day.

www.annlivyoung.com

Credits:
Mermaid Show is part of a UK tour in association with The Arches (Glasgow) and Fierce Festival (Birmingham), in transit festival, Black Box Theatre and Avant Garden.

Tickets £6 / £3.50 concs.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.
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