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Calm Down Dear 2018: Enticement Machine at Camden People's Theatre

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Presented by Vanessa Macaulay

Enticement Machine exposes the humour and horror of expectations placed on a racialized female body.

A satirical rap video circus that distorts and negotiates the vision of the black female body to make The Enticement Machine. From gawking over the internet to gazing in live performance, Enticement Machine draws on make-up tutorials, music videos and twerking to interrogate the hyper-sexualisation of the black female body in pop culture. This show takes stereotypes to the point of the absurd, whilst combining dance, discussion and parody to pollute the image of the Enticement Machine.

About the company

Vanessa works within the intersection of theatre, dance and performance art so their work often includes sections of spoken word, movement and video. Typically, their practice is solo performances that engage with identity politics that speaks to current social anxieties and conflicting emotions that the West hold towards a body marked Other.

Venue Details & Map

Camden People's Theatre

58-60 Hampstead Road
Somers Town
+44 (0)20 7916 5878

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