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Hairy Tales

M.P.A.C (SWE)
Feminist punk cirkus.

With a large dose of physical comedy, flexible bodies and hairy creations, M.P.A.C. creates a clown show for the 21st century. ​

HAIRY TALES is about head hair and body hair – shaved, overgrown, dyed and lost. By putting standards of hair under the microscope and sharing personal experiences, a comic story is revealed on the boundary between theater, circus and performance art.

Age: from 15 years. Nudity in the performance.
Duration: 60 min.

TIME + LOCATION
Thursday 01 August
Feminist punk cirkus.

With a large dose of physical comedy, flexible bodies and hairy creations, M.P.A.C. creates a clown show for the 21st century. ​

HAIRY TALES is about head hair and body hair – shaved, overgrown, dyed and lost. By putting standards of hair under the microscope and sharing personal experiences, a comic story is revealed on the boundary between theater, circus and performance art.

Age: from 15 years. Nudity in the performance.
Duration: 60 min.

Hairy Tales video

About the company

M.P.A.C. creates original works of performing arts through devising steeped in a standard critical and feminist approach. Their main artistic expression is clown. To them, the clown is by nature anarchic, acts as a kind of a social conscience and exists in contact with the audience

M.P.A.C. about feminist punk circus:

– It is feminist because we are feminists and we have the opportunity to create this show in our own universe without having to deal with nor patriarchal structures or the male gaze. Unlike the norms of traditional circus where women are expected to participate amongst muscular men as a beautiful display, we refuse to be assistants or “fancy props”. Our starting point is similar to punk music as it means to do things in our own way, to create art that might not confirm to the commerially sought and to strive for authenticity before perfection. Through the clown, we reach our ambitions. To us, the clown is by nature anarchic and functions like a kind of society’s conscience. The clown exists in the contact with the audience. Humour is a driving force. At the core is play.

Link: https://www.mightypac.org/

Credits:
Manus, medvirkende: Jenny Soddu, Karin Svensson, Kajsa Englund, Camilla Rud. Musik: Niki Yrla, FX Ray. Kostumer: Maria Petersson. Paryk: Lena Jonsson. Teknik: Marie Lalá Nilsson. Scenografi: Anthony Cooks. Koreografi irlandsk dans: Tove Brolin. Foto, forestilling: Alex Hinchcliffe
Foto, plakat: Klara G. Plakat: Kristina Eriksson
Tak til: Petter Wadsten, Anna Granath, Stacey Sacks, Elisaa Erävalo