A pole / guitar composition IN EXPLODED VIEW
Rose Biggin & KEIR COOPER (current)
RIG: (dance pole / guitar & pedals)
BADASS GRAMMAR is a theatrical collaboration between a pole dancer and a guitarist, a composition in exploded view. With a mischievous agenda, the performance invites in the mucky subjects of shame, power & privilege. And takes them dancing.
Peering in at the nuts and bolts, the muscle and bone. We draw on the invisible histories of our disciplines, spinning art & language to build a new one, like the back of a live album from another universe.
From award-winning theatre-maker & guitarist Keir Cooper & writer, theatre-maker & Miss Pole Dance UK finalist Rose Biggin. Featuring a bespoke performance from Penny Arcade.
Made & Performed by Rose & Keir
Lighting : Ben Wallace
Original music by Keir Cooper
Except Coda by Eleanor Sikorski
Ula performed by Penny Arcade
Rae performed by Patricia Rodriguez
Developed & Supported by
Arts Council England, The Yard Theatre,
The Bike Shed Theatre, Hall For Cornwall, JosyRose.
Bellyflop Magazine | Standard Issue
May - June 2016
NOW 16 Festival : The Yard Theatre, Hackney
BADASS GRAMMAR // FCKSYSTMS
4th May - 5th Oct 2016
Calm Down Dear #4 : Camden People's Theatre
13th May - 15th Oct 2016
Calm Down Dear : Bike Shed Theatre
2nd Dec 2016 (excerpt)
Albany Theatre, Deptford
29th March - 2nd April 2017
EXPERIMENTICA FESTIVAL : Chapter Arts, Cardiff
5th October 2017
South Street Arts - Reading
8th March 2019 (excerpt)
New British Music Theatre // Erratica
London Artist Party
Photos: Rachel Manns, Jake Lewis & Caleb Wissun-Bhide