If you were an animal, would you be a hysterical hyena, a terrifying tiger, maybe a sleepy sloth or a mischievous monkey?
Fabulous Animals, directed by Zosia Jo of Joon Dance, is a ‘bold dance theatre performance exploring re-wilding of the body and self, embracing animalistic behaviours to unlock the beauty of collectivity, ecology and queer joy.’
“The work began in Cairo, Egypt with a series of workshops and offered women a private, safe space to express themselves through movement. This then developed and was used in practice as part of a wider process of creative development, self-development and healing,” said Zosia from Joon Dance, the small company committed to innovative, inclusive community practice and performance making, working mainly in Pembrokeshire and Cardiff.
Unlock your creative inner-self at the Torch Theatre on Friday, August 18 as Joon Dance visits Pembrokeshire with its family show of Fabulous Animals.
Zosia added: “It’s about freedom really, freedom to express oneself wildly and weirdly, and to be comfortable in our own skins. And it’s about being inspired by animals and plants to be more in tune with our instinctive selves and our environment. I’ve loved making this work from start to finish- it’s been five years of research, performing, creating, reading, and sharing and it all culminates here with a team made up of some of my favourite collaborators.”