Lady BlackshirtA new experimental dance feature film by Impermanence
The show will only be available for a limited time only, 10–30 May, so buy your digital ticket now to be the first to see it upon release.
A new feature-length experimental film from Impermanence, looking back at the growth of modernism and the accompanying radical ideologies of the early twentieth century.
Born out of a research project where Impermanence commissioned 100 artists to respond to articles and extracts from early modernist magazines, the film is an abstract-dance-based-collage work, with new material filmed on the Bristol Old Vic stage during lockdown.
The film takes its name from one of the featured stories, that of Suffragette Mary Richardson, who in 1914 vandalised a painting of Venus in the National Gallery in protest at Emmeline Pankhurst’s imprisonment, but who would later go on to lead the Women’s section of the British Union of Fascists. The film scours through the political ambiguity that existed then and is mirrored today, where a fraternisation of opposites emerges when the status quo or centre ground becomes eroded.
A dazzling short film - and dance-lover's dream
Huffington Post (on Impermanence: Empty Stage)
How will it work? The show will be available to watch right here on this page, so bookmark it now. If you pre-order, you will be emailed on release day with a link to the show here. Any questions or tech issues, click here for the FAQ.
Pay What You Choose: To make our online work more accessible, we’re introducing a flexible pricing scheme for a number of events. Find out more about it here. Prices for this event are: £6 (Open Concession) / £10 (Standard) / £16 (Pay It Forward).
Favourites Box Set: This show is not included in the Favourites Box Set.
Access: The show is captioned.