Into the Skirt

                                     (2010: solo multimedia project: 40min)














Short description

A multimedia one-man period-costume-drama that explores the world inside the crinolined skirt filled with intimate and passionate affairs. Fairytale princess, portrayed by a bearded male, slowly raises her skirt that resembles red velvet theatre curtain to expose the drama inside.


Commissioned by Plateaux Festival 2010 (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt)

supported by Camden People’s Theatre and BAC




























Credits

Mamoru Iriguchi:

Concept, Design (lighting, sound, props, costume, projection), Performance

Nikki Tomlinson: Dramaturgy

Maria Garcia: Co-costume design, Costume making


Review quotes

".....His hoop skirt, the eggs, and his imitation of Judy Garland are colourful and humorous illustrations of the battle against heteronormativity.”

Philipp Schulte (Alternative Genealogies: Critique and style in Contemporary Performance Art)


Performance History

2010


Opening Gala, Artisphere, Washington DC, USA


Camden People’s Theatre, London


Internationales Performance Festival, PAD, Mainz


Plateaux Festival, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt