CYST-ER ACT is a new work written about Cathrine Hoffmann’s personal experience of having an ovary removed due to a large cyst that took over her entire stomach, and the discoveries of other women’s womb difficulties. It uncovers lost knowledge about women’s bodies and how these interior things occur through ovary blues, punk, death metal and some gospel numbers thrown in. A messy, musical ritual – Madame Ovary meets The Devils – probing into reproductive mishaps and monstrosities. Welcome to the wonders of the womb.
Part of Gender Medizin.
Concept, Text & Performance: Catherine Hoffmann
Performance: Sarah Jane Grimshaw & Amanda Radix
Direction & Dramaturgy of the first R+D-phase: Jan Van den Bosch Hexendoktor: Tom Marshman
Choreographic Support: Florence Peake
Outside Eyes: Louise Mothersole, Madeleine Hodge
Lighting design: Marty Langthorne
Kostüme: Jack Goode
Production: Laura Sweeney
Engagement Production: Siobhan McGrath
Photography: Holly Revell & Manuel Vason
A project within the framework of ACT (Art, Climate, Transition) funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union and the Alliance of the Internationale Produktionshäuser by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.