Against a backdrop of Presidents Clubs and Anti-Presidential protests, high profile harassment allegations and even higher profile #metoo and #timesup campaigns, there has been an artistic movement empowering the female and shifting the male gaze across the world since 2010.
Launching at The Vaults in Waterloo on the 27th March 2018, An Evening of Meat promises to be a unique and provocative dinner installation: a feast of femininity where expressive dance and indulgent food meet to thoroughly inundate all the senses. Having gained a cult following across the world, American director Kate March along with her all-female creative collective, I AM, brings her unique mixture of choreography, performance art and food to London for a limited run this Spring.
Featuring a fine-dining menu and dancers using a table as a stage, An Evening Of Meat is a powerful conceptual dining experience that explores the all-fours position. As guests sink their teeth into a six course dinner, they are confronted with performers struggling to reach the vertical position. The dancers explore various aspects of the on-all-fours position, such as vulnerability, strength, stability, sensuality, power, domestication, and unbridled wildness. In this exploration of femininity, the audience and performer build a unique relationship, and as the diner becomes part of the dancer’s struggle, screaming for her to stand up, she in turn destabilises their gaze and becomes more than just a piece of meat on the table.
An Evening of Meat has reached critical acclaim in Sydney, Hong Kong and Berlin for its innovation and expression. Audiences will not quite know what to expect, how to act or where to look, but they soon become engaged in the performance and play their part in the Art, making this the ultimate immersive dining experience.
Kate says, “I AM performances have brought me around the world, allowing me to engage with diverse audiences and to experiment with innovative concepts. Returning to London to share my creative evolution with this audience is more meaningful than words can express – I can’t wait to let my body do the talking.”
AN EVENING OF MEAT
27th March 2018 – 22nd April 2018 (Tuesday – Sunday)
The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN.
£30 Preview night / Tickets from £35, £45 & £60