Dance takes fresh look at femininity at Castle show

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A dance show that takes an interesting look at femininity is coming to The Castle theatre in Wellingborough later this month.

Motherland is the latest show by Vincent Dance Theatre, a blend of theatre, live music and dance.

The piece is described as a “call to arms” inspired by feminists from Simone de Beauvoir to Caitlin Moran and even The Spice Girls.

It takes a look at subjects including the pressure for airbrushed beauty and cosmetic surgery, the might of motherhood and the challenge of childlessness.

It argues against hypocrisy and a narrow, over-sexualised definition of femininity and asks what next?

The show is described by its producers as “uncompromising yet utterly accessible” with a broad appeal to both sexes.

The Vincent Dance Theatre company was founded in 1994 by Charlotte Vincent and aims to produce powerful engaging dance theatre for mid-size venues.

It produces new productions every other year while also reviving and touring its existing repertoire.

Tickets are £14 or £12 concessions and Friends of The Castle get £1 off. They can be bought by calling the box office on 01933 270 007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk.