Egg by Paper Doll Militia
Posted by Jenny Hunter
What does it take to make a baby? An accident / right timing / a drunken night / right people / right parts? But what if you don’t have all the right parts? Or you do, and one of them is broken. As it turns out, some things are un-mendable.
Egg is a powerful and evocative new aerial theatre production from acclaimed circus theatre company Paper Doll Militia, a highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice. Weaving together personal testimony, live original music and stunning aerial artistry, the piece takes audiences on a deeply personal and political journey, following the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to her friend to have a child.
Paper Doll Militia’s innovative approach to choreography and poignant use of theatricality have gained the company the reputation of being pioneers in original aerial theatre. The Company was formed in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) in 2006, relocated to California in 2008, and set up their UK base in Edinburgh in 2013. Referred to as “The sophisticated circus of now” (Edinburgh Review), their work seamlessly weaves high octane aerial arts and visual theatre into a contemporary circus spectacle.
★★★★★ THE SKINNY
★★★★★ THE WEE REVIEW
★★★★★ EDINBURGH GUIDE
★★★★★ EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE
★★★★½ THE LIST
★★★★ THE STAGE
★★★★ ACROSS THE ARTS
Writer, Performer & Lead Artist- Sarah Bebe Holmes
Co-director- Rob Jones
Composition & Live Instrumentation- Bado Reti
Lighting Designer- Brian Hutchison
Animation- Touzie Tyke
Supported by Creative Scotland.
Twitter- https://twitter.com/SarahBebeHolmes (N.B. we rarely use Twitter)
Interview video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_vjmb8PHLQ
"An unforgettable experience - beautiful and bold from start to finish" The Wee Review. 5 stars.
"A refreshingly honest, innovative, and truly thought-provoking hour." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. 5 stars.
“The sophisticated circus of now” Edinburgh Review
Dunoon Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DD,