Wendy Houstoun. Stupid Women.

Posted: September 27, 2015 in Videos & Images

Yesterday I watched Wendy Houstoun’s piece Stupid Women and it was absolutely everything: humorous , energetic, satirical, powerful, chaotic, thought-provoking and provocative. All at once.

Many people support that dance performances should mainly focus on something specific, which sometimes leads to pieces of  dance with endless and repetitive abstract movement and a huge (once more) abstract/deep statement.

On the other hand pieces like Stupid Women deal with various topics, unravelling unforcedly individual images that offer plenty food for thought. Criticising the dance world as well as commenting on the ‘real’ sociopolitical world.

Using clever props, well thought texts and music they created a very unique performance that had anything you would ever want to see on stage (even a football net!).

Wendy Houstoun stupid women (photos by Chris Nash)_0I haven’t seen a piece so captivating in every sense for a very very long time. I personally believe that art/dance etc should give something that you can take with you in terms of though
ts, emotions etc. It should somehow link to who you are right there right now and offer some messages either directly or indirectly.

Yesterday I felt that everything was unforcedly given to us. The images created were full of history and meaning-only if your were ready to accept that. But even otherwise the uncomfort that was brought into the room was kind of pleasant !!!

I enjoyed that anarchic chaos more than anything. It almost felt like one of my craziest dreams was coming true!

I can’t even describe with worlds the feeling that I left the theatre with. Almost like I was complete…

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