Kiran is an excerpt from Love Too Much, a stage work currently under construction, based on true stories of female experience, as told through interviews with people around the world. This particular piece is centered around an interview with Kiran Gandhi - a touring musician, Harvard graduate and feminist activist. The interview focuses around her memorable marathon run, in which she bled freely during her period, both for her own comfort, and as an act of protest against menstrual stigma.
The work is designed to be slow and meditative - focused, steady and strong - the same qualities required for running a marathon, say, or undertaking an act of radical feminist activism.
In auntum 2017 the International Studio Grant Stockholm was handed to the We:R Performance Collective giving us access to the studio in Iaspis for a two week period (25/09-08/10). During these two weeks, we worked on our production Love Too Much, a dance-theatre work that explores the female experience using contemporary dance and verbatim theatre techniques. This piece was created under this time periode and later (01/11/2017) performed on stage at DC Intro 2017 at Danscentrum Stockholm.
Director & Producer: We:R Performance Collective
Choreographers: Rebecca Björling (SE), Rebecca Rosier (UK)
Performer: Rebecca Rosier
Camera Håkan Jelk