SOLD OUT: She-Wolves by Laura Careless
7:30pm performance, doors and reception at 6:30pm
$20 SPACE members
$45 Sponsor/Priority Seating
‘Marvelously dramatic dancer’ (New York Times) Brighton-based Laura Careless tells stories of forgotten female rulers of England before Elizabeth I. Based on Helen Castor’s book and the accompanying BBC series, this is history with contemporary bite told through performance. In the medieval world, power was inescapably male. Yet despite all the obstacles that stood in their way, a handful of extraordinary women did attempt to rule. When they pursued their power like kings, they were vilified as she-wolves. Tickets for Saturday, January 14th’s performance can be found here.
Each performance is preceded by a reception for the accompanying exhibition at 6:30pm, and followed by a live panel discussion with Laura Careless, artists from the exhibition, a national female business leader based in Maine, and a leading female lawmaker from Maine. Moderated by Hogfish’s co-founder, Edwin Cahill and SPACE’s Executive Director, Kelsey Halliday Johnson.
Hogfish is a new regenerative arts residency and artistic training company at the historic Beckett Castle of Cape Elizabeth, surrounded by a world-class rose garden on the coast of Maine. They are building an artistic sanctuary and body of work dedicated to restoring creative and physical health to individuals, our communities, and our earth. Hogfish takes its name from the Western Atlantic hermaphroditic fish that changes gender once they reach a certain maturity.
Laura Careless is a Brighton-based dance artist. Through dance performance and education, she advocates for the reclamation and rewilding of our physical instincts. Laura’s critically acclaimed solo performance work has toured to venues throughout the UK and the US. She also performs in Rebel Boob, a post-verbatim production based on interviews with women who have received a breast cancer diagnosis, which tours the UK in October 2022. Laura is a graduate of The Royal Ballet School, London; the Ecole-Atelier of Maurice Bejart in Lausanne, Switzerland; and The Juilliard School Dance Division in New York City, where she received the John Erskine Prize for Artistic and Academic Excellence. Upon graduation from Juilliard, Laura became a founding member and Principal Performer at Company XIV, a Brooklyn-based multi-media production company. XIV’s performances blend dance with theatre, opera, circus, burlesque and opulent design in live performance and film and have been recognised by the Drama Desk, Bessie, and New York Independent Theater Awards. Laura has also worked as a guest artist with Buglisi Dance Theatre, Aszure Barton and Artists and the Metropolitan Opera. Teaching and dance education has been an equal passion with performing throughout Laura’s career. She is a Curriculum Specialist for Juilliard’s K-12 department and is the Dance Education Consultant for Rambert. Through her teaching, she seeks to empower students to move like themselves, prioritising their physical, mental and soulful wellbeing.