Small Boobs is a performance solo offered out of curiosity around the intertwined follies of gender and relationship. Using levity as a Trojan horse for heartache, it unweaves and retangles tall tales and embodied blueprints of childhood, transhood, a donut shop, and beyond.|
Created and performed by Chicago-based artist Nora Sharp, Small Boobs builds a world and invites you in, using personal history, a mini synthesizer, extended metaphor, and more.
Small Boobs was developed with the support of residencies at Links Hall and VOLTA Performing Arts in Chicago. The show tours to the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, CA following its summer 2018 premiere in Chicago and fall 2018 presentation at Solo: A Festival of Dance at On the Boards in Seattle.
The show runs about an hour.
About the artist:
Nora Sharp is a writer and performer whose work incorporates dance, sound, cultural analysis, and comedy, among other tools, and reflects lived experience as a queer white midwestern millennial. Nora has recently been a Co-MISSIONS Artist in Residence at Links Hall as well as a participant in LANDING 2.0 with Miguel Gutierrez, and has performed with and for Udita Upadhyaya, the Fly Honey Show, Bill Young, and Ayako Kato, among others. Along with offering individual process support for artists, Nora has facilitated Research Project, a works-in-progress performance and response series, since 2014, and has organized workshops in queer ballet, anxiety management, and creative visioning via the Chicago Artists Coalition and various dance/artist services organizations throughout Chicago. Nora has written for Full Stop and Performance Response Journal and holds a BA from Oberlin College.
The Small Boobs creative team:
Technical & Sound Support: Brett Swinney
Documentation & Support: Aaron Greer
Original Lighting Design: Giau Truong
Bay Area Lighting Design & Support: Jessi Barber
Creative Support: Udita Upadhyaya & Bryan Saner
Other ways to get involved:
Nora will be teaching a solo making process and response workshop at Shawl Anderson in the weeks leading up to showing Small Boobs. Please see the studio's website for more information.
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (View)
2704 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|