Liz Aggiss, performing on stage.
Liz Aggiss Slap & Tickle at Dance Limerick
Maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless: all words that have been used to describe performance artist Liz Aggiss. Born in an era when children were seen and not heard, Liz never had a clue what she wanted to do. She just knew she wanted to be seen and heard.
We are excited to welcome Liz Aggiss back to Dance Limerick’s unique venue, St. John’s church in John’s Square, for a performance of the riotous Slap and Tickle on Thursday 25th April at 8 pm. UK based performer Liz is no stranger to Limerick having blown audiences away with The English Channel here in 2014 during Limerick City of Culture.
Slap and Tickle is a unique dance show. It is a dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores and sexual taboos: a disorientating display of interpretations and contradictions about women, girls, mothers, bitches, and senior citizens.
Unpicking mythologies, platitudes, refrains, old wives tales, and the invidious nonsense perpetrated to limit the aspirations of young girls and women, and suppress any sign of spirited independence, Slap and Tickle is push and pull, punishment and reward…all the way home.
Beating a path through the personal and historical, Aggiss creates a feminist soup that lurches from word to movement, from music hall to nostalgia, from costume change to prop manipulation.
For many years Liz Aggiss has been re(de)fining her own brand of contemporary performance, blurring the boundaries between high art and popular culture; from the early 80’s supporting punk legends The Stranglers with her visual cabaret troupe The Wild Wigglers: classic solo Grotesque Dancer: award-winning film Motion Control: Guerrilla Dance interventions: cross-disciplinary performance The English Channel: to her current solo Slap and Tickle seen at the following Festivals; SICK! Brighton, Ignite, LEAP, Bend it! DIG, Hear Me Roar, Mature Moves Tasmania. Awards include Bonnie Bird, Arts Council Dance Fellowship, Emeritus Professor Brighton Uni, Hon. Doc. Gothenburg Uni. Hon Doc Uni of Chichester
Lyn Gardner from The Guardian said, “Slap and Tickle is a pointed and bawdily funny exploration of what it means to refuse to act your age.”
Mary Brennan from The Heral stated, “The hilarious tickle never undermines the serious slap in this solo – sheer brilliance.”
Lorna Irvine from Exeunt Magazine said, “With the spit of punk and the polish of ballet, Liz Aggiss transformed into a singular provocateur”
Ian Abbott from Writingaboutdance.com described Liz as, “A machine gun of visual joy”.
Tickets €14 / €12
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