K H A O S
Dynamic. Alive. Vital - A Rising Power
Isabella @ She Who Knows Magazine (2018)
Not neat, nor calm, nor perfect, but vibrant, chaotic and powerful – we are wild 21st century women.
We are not to be gazed upon but met head on.
Marking the Women’s Vote Centenary, KHAOS celebrates what it is to be woman, drawing on ancient stories and oppressive archetypes to bring audiences of all ages a highly energetic, stirring and visceral dance performance that rejects order in favour of complexity and chaos. Live musicians join six contemporary dance artists to revel in the joy, tenderness and the power of wild women.
Here now in 2018 we question the scope of our freedom, the choices we make and our work-life balance. The corsets are long removed, but are we still holding ourselves upright, breath held, lungs half full, fitting ourselves into an ideal that exists far from our authentic selves?
KHAOS acknowledges the importance of connecting to our raw and primitive selves; the inner (and outer) wild. In Greek Mythology the Goddess ‘Khaos’ was a wild feminine energy, an undefinable and chaotic mix of elements, erupting from darkness to give life to our universe. KHAOS is the potential from which everything is born.
Dedicated to women who have fought for their rights throughout history and continue to do so today.
Artistic Director & Choreographer Kay Crook
Musical Director Cameron Crook
Musician Cameron Crook, Osian Lewis, Fiona Barrow
Dancers Rose Sall Sao, Verena Schneider, Jordan Harapiak, Beth Leyland, Gintare Geltyte, Kay Crook
Lighting Design Dominic Jeffery
Costume Design Hannah Saunders
Director of Film & Photography David Snowden
Physical Theatre Director Becca Savory Fuller
Producer Lizzy Humber
KHAOS WILD WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN
‘Yielding, guttural, love, origin’
‘Power in the guts’
Join Chhaya Collective to dance, express, sing, shout and find freedom in movement. Age and ability are irrelevant!
These workshops focus on female representation and physical empowerment, connecting with our inner 'wild'.
Kay Crook is establishing a regular community dance group that will begin in Autumn 2018 in Exeter. Chhaya are keen to recruit a diverse and multicultural group of girls and women. If you have a group you work with that may be interested in a taster session or individuals you work with that may be interested then keep your eyes peeled for workshops dates and details.
Workshops are suitable for ages 16 to 116 (!) with little or no dance experience as well as more experienced dance, theatre and performing artists.
Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Dance Studio
Time: Sunday's, 10.30am - 12.30pm (Kick starting at WOW Festival, Exeter Phoenix on 13th October 2018)
Delivered by: Kay Crook & Becca Savory Fuller
*Bookings opening soon!