POWER BALLAD

Power Ballad
Nominated for a Total Theatre Award, 2017
A brilliant mash-up of flesh, sonics and text ★★★★★
— The List, UK

"I am looking for a (body) language which exists outside the patriarchal definitions. Of course that is not possible. But who is any longer interested in the possible." - Kathy Acker

Part performance lecture, part karaoke party, deconstructing gendered linguistic histories and ripping apart contemporary language to find a new articulation of pleasure, anger and femaleness. We are smashing it all to pieces and starting again. We are behaving badly. We are singing too many power ballads.

Power Ballad is the latest work from Julia Croft, creator and performer of If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution, I'm Not Coming, which played to sold out houses and critical acclaim in Auckland (Basement Theatre 2015 & 2016), Wellington (BATS Theatre 2016) and as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Summerhall 2016) where it received a four star review from The Scotsman.

CREATED BY JULIA CROFT
directed by NISHA MADHAN

WINNER – Best Performer, and Best Contemporary Performance/Live Art, Auckland Fringe 2017

 
Power Ballad is a revolution: winking while bringing both form and content to its knees in a way that is deeply, deeply hopeful.
— The Pantograph Punch