EVERYBODY'S SPECTACULAR

15. - 19. NÓVEMBER 2017

THE FAMOUS LAUREN BARRI HOLSTEIN  - NOTORIOUS

Running Time: 75 minutes | Suitable for ages 16+

“I’ll be ResurrecDEAD as your ultimate fantasy – a sexy dead virgin”.

Repentance just might manifest from behind The Famous’ ghastly gaze, if she can put her slutty soul to rest…

Blurring the lines between live art, dance, theatre and fine art, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein plunges into the ghostly underworld of popular culture. Examining the myth of Medusa, Nicki Minaj and her own legendary self(ie),Notorious examines pop culture’s take on the female monster.

A pioneer in the field of performance and live art Holstein’s irreverent blend of music, dance and witch-bitch ritual searches for redemption in the face of promiscuity. Combining pop culture with striking physically embodied visuals, The Famous continues to take risks with this new interdisciplinary performance following on from Splat! which sold out at the Barbican in 2013.

Splat! was commissioned by SPILL Festival of Performance, and was named Time Out’s ‘Critic’s Choice in Dance’, one of Time Out’s ‘Must See Shows of 2013’, one of The Stage’s ‘Dance Picks of 2013’, and one of The Guardian’s ‘Theatre Picks’. A segment on Splat!, and The Famous’ wider practice, was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour in 2013.

Notorious examines the ways in which popular culture, social media and neoliberal consumerism have significantly redefined the ways in which we relate to the female body, the figure of the witch, and public shaming. 

Commissioned by Fierce and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Supported using public funds by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by PACT Zollverein, Kone Foundation and the Barbican.

 

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Notorious will interrogate representations of female subjectivity and looks at ways in which media and consumerism have defined how we relate to the female body. Imagine the underworld of popular culture; Medusa meets NickiMinaj in a performance that blurs the lines between fine art, live art and theatre, mixing music, dance and ‘witch-bitch’ ritual to take on the ‘female monster’.

Commissioned by Fierce and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Supported using public funds by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by PACT Zollverein, Kone Foundation and the Barbican.

 

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Created by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein
Collaborators Krista Vuori and Brogan Davison
Design by David Curtis-Ring
Produced by Sally Rose

Development by In Company Collective

Lighting design by Martin Langthorne

Production Manager Hannah Moore

Company Stage Manager Ema Boswood

Company Production Assistant Lóa Björk

Dramaturg Eirini Kartsaki

Press by Mobius

Photo Credit: Timothy Fluck

 

Running Time: 75 minutes | Suitable for ages 16+

 

If required – content note: Contains Nudity


UK tour 20 Oct-23 Nov 2017 | The Pit Theatre, Barbican 7-11 Nov

 

 

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T: @TheFamousLBH

#TheFamousLBH

#Notorious

FB: facebook.com/TheFamousLBH

Insta: instagram.com/ThefamousLBH

www.thefamousomg.com

 

 

Bio LBH

 

Since 2010, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein has developed a substantial body of work presented in Live Art, dance, and theatre contexts including The Barbican (London), Laban Theatre (London), In Between Time Festival (Bristol), and Abrons Art Center (New York), gaining respect and notoriety within the Live Art world. Her most prominent work to date, Splat!, premiered as the opening of SPILL 2013 at The Barbican, London. It was named Time Out’s ‘Critic’s Choice in Dance’, a ‘Must See Show of 2013’, one of The Stage’s ‘Dance Picks of 2013’, and one of The Guardian’s ‘Theatre Picks’. A segment on Splat!, and The Famous’ wider practice, was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. She is about to premiere and tour a new stage piece, Notorious, commissioned by Fierce (Birmingham) and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (Brighton), and supported by The Barbican(London), Arts Council England, PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany), Koneen Säätiö (Hietamäki and Helsinki,Finland). The Famous holds a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London and has published several articles and book chapters.

 

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Sally Rose
Producer
E: sally.c.rose@gmail.com
T: +44 (0)7960 450 856
Twitter: @sallychar
Skype: sallychar

Working with artists:
Sheila Ghelani: Sulphur, Elemental, Common Salt
Rosana Cade: Walking:Holding, My Big Sister Taught Me This Lapdance
Dickie Beau: Blackouts, LOST in TRANS, Unplugged
Vincent Gambini: This is not a magic show
Abigail Conway: RIDE, RIDE VR, An evening with Primrose
Christopher Green: Prurience
Eugenie Pastor: Pube
Laura Dannequin: The Secret Slowness of Movement
Xavier de Sousa: POST

Upcoming June - July 2017: 
Prurience by Christopher Green at Southbank Centre two week run 18 - 30 July tickets: here
Pube by Eugénie Pastor at Departure Lounge, Derby Theatre 6 & 7 July tickets: here
Walking:Holding by Rosana Cade at Wildwuchs Festival, Basel 2 & 3, 8 & 9 June tickets: here
Common Salt by Sue Palmer & Sheila Ghelani at Outpost, b-side 6 July here
Vincent Gambini The Chore of Enchantment at Edinburgh International Festival of Magic 30 June - 1 July here

 

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Hey Sally, 

 

Super, thank you for this :)

 

I will use this on our website and send it to you before we announce it all, so you can double check you are happy with it all - 

 

and yes, perhaps a skype 19th September in the morning? (aka before 12?)

 

all the best, 

ása

 

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Since 2010, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein has developed a substantial body of work presented in Live Art, dance, and theatre contexts including The Barbican (London), Laban Theatre (London), In Between Time Festival (Bristol), and Abrons Art Center (New York), gaining respect and notoriety within the Live Art world. Her most prominent work to date, Splat!, premiered as the opening of SPILL 2013 at The Barbican, London. It was named Time Out’s ‘Critic’s Choice in Dance’, a ‘Must See Show of 2013’, one of The Stage’s ‘Dance Picks of 2013’, and one of The Guardian’s ‘Theatre Picks’. A segment on Splat!, and The Famous’ wider practice, was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour

She premieres and tours a new stage piece, Notorious, commissioned by Fierce (Birmingham) and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (Brighton), and supported by The Barbican(London), Arts Council England, PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany), Koneen Säätiö (Hietamäki and Helsinki,Finland). The Famous holds a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London and has published several articles and book chapters.

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Created by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein
Collaborators Krista Vuori and Brogan Davison
Design by David Curtis-Ring
Produced by Sally Rose

Development by In Company Collective

Lighting design by Martin Langthorne

Production Manager Hannah Moore

Company Stage Manager Ema Boswood

Company Production Assistant Lóa Björk

Dramaturg Eirini Kartsaki

Press by Mobius

Photo Credit: Timothy Fluck

 Content note: Contains Nudity

UK tour 20 Oct-23 Nov 2017 | The Pit Theatre, Barbican 7-11 Nov

Social Media & Links

T: @TheFamousLBH

#TheFamousLBH

#Notorious

FB: facebook.com/TheFamousLBH

Insta: instagram.com/ThefamousLBH

www.thefamousomg.com