Eleanor Bauer & Heather Lang [US/BE]
The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versa
Nothing is too outrageous
Eleanor Bauer and Heather Lang present a double one-woman show: double the woman, double the show. In it they create an amalgam of theatre genres and familiar characters; nothing is too outrageous for them. They stage a drag show, a spiritual talk show, several television commercials and so on. Amidst all this madness they turn their guns on such major concepts as cultural identity, capitalism and creative expression and seek performance codes that suggest ‘realness’. With the high drag content of their show they also address the theme of ‘gender’ and the emancipation of the performer in all his guises.
• Heather Lang and Eleanor Bauer both studied at the Tisch School of Arts in New York. In 2004 they created a large-scale location project, The Sunset Clause. Bauer studied for a further two years at PARTS, danced with Rosas, Trisha Brown, Boris Charmatz and others, and created her own choreographic work. The Kaaitheater staged BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS and the first two parts of a trilogy: A Dance for the Newest Age (the triangle piece) and Tentative Assembly (the tent piece). In 2013 Bauer will be artist in residence at the Kaaitheater.
Lang still lives in New York. She danced for four years with The Radio City Rockettes, and performs in commercials and films and on Broadway. She also does her own choreographic work and creates performances with colleagues such as Bauer and Jason Parsons.
In 2013-2016 four artists will be in residence at the Kaaitheater: Kris Verdonck, Mette Ingvartsen, Eleanor Bauer and Ivo Dimchev. In recent years they came up with excellent work. Moreover, all four of them expressed the desire to create work for large stages. We would like to support them in this evolution towards productions for the larger stage. In December our four residents will be presenting a number of special productions described on the following pages. Read more >
written and performed by Eleanor Bauer and Heather Lang | costumes by Heather Lang | video and music assistance by Matt Atkinson, Trash Is Fierce-sign by Ray Lang | production Good Move (Brussels)