Ode to Bedroom Dancing By Girl Gang Manchester
Written and Directed by Megan Marie Griffith
Performed by creative collaborator Amy Gavin
Join the creative team for a brief introduction to the project on Zoom and access to watch Ode to Bedroom Dancing. After you have watched the film, you are invited to rejoin Megan, Amy and other audience members on Zoom to have a bedroom boogey!
The film will also be available to watch on-demand online from 22 June 2021.
Ode to Bedroom Dancing is a piece of digital theatre celebrating the inner sanctum of women’s bedrooms. Remembering the powerful cocoon of our teenage bedrooms and the big messy feelings and growth that they held and nurtured, Girl Gang reimagine our adult bedrooms as similarly radical spaces of self-exploration and re-birth.
The piece will celebrate intensity of feeling and all feelings felt, battles fought, dreams dreamed, loves lost and personalities forged inside the four walls of our bedrooms. Exploring the boredom that leads to innovation and frustration that informs action, Ode to Bedroom Dancing asks if who we are inside our bedrooms is our most authentic self, how can we transport this into the world around us?
About Megan Marie Griffith
Megan is a theatre director, producer, and curator based in Manchester. She is the Artistic Director of Girl Gang Manchester, a feminist creative collective specialising in experiential work with whom she creates large scale collaborative events, immersive environments and inclusive atmospheres. Megan has worked across a range of genres and styles including with new writing, devising, verbatim, site specific, immersive, promenade, spoken word, comedy and movement. Most recently she has been directing a range of R&D’s and making projects in her bedroom with her mobile phone. Her directing credits include Contact, Paines Plough Roundabout, 24:7 Theatre Festival, The Royal Exchange, Oldham Coliseum, Manchester International Festival, The Lowry, and Hope Mill Theatre, JB Shorts and ICAT. @MeganMegaMegMe
About Amy Gavin
Amy is an actor, cabaret host, immersive performer and creative from Manchester. Theatre credits include; ‘Gaslight’ Oldham Coliseum, ‘Hamlet’ Hope Mill Theatre, ‘The Trial’ HOME, Summerhall, ‘Rebrand’ JB Shorts. TV credits include; ‘Fresh Meat’ CH4, ‘Emmerdale’ ITV, and portraying Oldham suffragette Annie Kenny in the BAFTA winning ‘Suffragettes’ BBC. She has most recently been working on R&D’s ‘Rock Bottom’ and ‘The Possibility of Colour’ and can next be seen in ‘Vignettes’ at Hope Mill Theatre June 2021.
About Girl Gang
Girl Gang Manchester are a collective of artists, activists, academics and party instigators They produce accessible, fun and meaningful projects that celebrate community, connection, collaboration and creativity as powerful tools to reflect and recharge, helping us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us. In their 5 years, so far they have created immersive screenings, exhibitions, creative club nights, online projects, workshops, theatre and zines. Girl Gang love nothing more than connecting people over debates, discussions and dance floors. They believe that everyone is an artist, popular culture can be profound and politics and feminism are for everybody.
Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £5 but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0, as we want as many people as possible to access our Homemakers commissions.
We’ve also included a higher option for anyone who wants to take the opportunity to make a larger donation to our artists and organisations. How much you choose to pay is completely up to you, and every audience member will receive exactly the same content and experience.
All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split evenly with 50% going directly to the artist and 50% to HOME’s response fund to allow HOME to continue to support future artists and commissions.
Homemakers Project Overview
Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.