Geisha

Through art and conversation we struggle to present ourselves, trying on roles for other people's pleasure, donning a guise to get what we want.

Geisha was about our insecurities and longings, our need to share our lives with others. What games will we play in the endless dance of rejecter and rejected? It questioned whether the object of our desires really knows what they want. Or whether they see us as we see ourselves.

Geisha was one of a series of commissions by Warwick Arts Centre in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

Premiered | 16 February 1995, Warwick Arts Centre, UK

Credits
Conceived & Directed by
Kevin Finnan & Louise Richards
Choreography
Kevin Finnan, Louise Richards & the Company
Dancers
Kathy Crick, Constantine Parks, Lisi Perry, Lee Powell, Louise Richards & Jem Treays

Production team
Set Design
Simon Dorman
Lighting Design
Bill Deverson
Original Music
Alain Baumann, JLM
Costume Design
Bernadette Roberts
Production Manager
Jan Sendor
Photography
Chris Nash, Rare

  "Stealthy fluency and possessive energy... the images stay in the mind"
The Guardian










Lee Powell and Louise Richards performing in Motionhouse’s Geisha – Photography by Chris Nash
 

 
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Kathy Crick and Jem Treays performing in Motionhouse’s Geisha – Photography by Chris NashLee Powell, Constatine Parks and Louise Richards performing in Motionhouse’s Geisha – Photography by Chris NashLouise Richards and Jem Treays performing in Motionhouse’s Geisha – Photography by Chris NashLisi Perry and Lee Powell performing in Motionhouse’s Geisha – Photography by Chris NashLouise Richards and Jem Treays performing in Motionhouse’s Geisha – Photography by Chris Nash

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