DANCING, TRAILBLAZING, TABOO!
Eleanor Marx: A life in Movement
SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 2022
A dance-theatre community performance featuring moving tableaux from different aspects of Eleanor Marx’s life and work:
Who was she?
Why is she important?
Why should we remember her?
How can she inform our present day experience?
Eleanor Marx: Fighter for the eight-hour day. Champion of the hungry, the sick and the exploited. Translator. Writer. Internationalist. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Lover.
The Company will be composed of professional actors and London Contemporary Dance School students to celebrate key moments in Eleanor Marx’s life. This performance uses text, satire, movement and music.
Written and directed by Julia Pascal.
Free – Suitable for all ages.
Venue: The Windsor Suite, The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG
Timings: 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm (running time 30-40mins)
Booking: 2022 Festival Events – Bloomsbury Festival Drop in possible but numbers will be limited
SING AND SUBVERT
Dancing, Trailblazing, Taboo! will be followed by Sing & Subvert’ 5.00pm-5.45pm
Sing a vaudeville number from the popular music hall tradition to explore how subversive, working-class songs reflected grassroots movements for change.
A professional singer will lead participants through a song exploring lyrics and melody to enjoy the energy and fun of British music hall.
Suitable for all ages.
*see Dancing, Talking, Taboo! – a dance theatre performance in collaboration with LCDS students performed for Bloomsbury Festival 2021
These events form part of Pascal Theatre Company’s Lottery Heritage Funded project Women for Women