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Raven (Chamäleon Productions in association with Aurora Nova)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

In German culture, “Rabenmutter” – or raven mother – is a derogatory term for working mothers, deemed to care more about their jobs than their offspring. In ‘Raven’, the three performers demonstrate the ways they feel conflicted about their careers after becoming mothers. In a beautiful blend of acrobatics and theatre, they explore the challenges of coming to terms with the way they are perceived once they have children, and the pressures this puts on their work. From how their bodies change to their new identities and responsibilities, it’s clear that women in performance face so much misogyny from all angles. When it all comes together it’s incredibly powerful, and I was wholly unprepared for the effect it would have on me.

Assembly Roxy, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Daisy Malt]