Through 'Yoga in the Park’, MassHysteria collectively approaches the concept of ‘hysteria’ as an act of liberation from the social constructs put upon the female body. The collective have developed a practice where they manipulate their bodies to transition between different physical states, allowing madness and the mundane to integrate and waltz together.
The decision making of each performer is continuously fed by the current situation and environment they find themselves in. This makes each performance an on-going experiment of ‘mass hysteria’. DanceArtJournal reviewed ‘Yoga in the Park’ as presenting “everything that is left unsaid or that is said but not fully comprehended through words”.
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Creation led by
Willa Faulkner & Marlen Pflueger
Lydia Walker & Rebecca Piersanti
Katie Serridge, Rebecca Piersanti, Julia Kayser, Hannah Aebi, Monika Blaszczak, Lydia Walker, Jennie Boultbee, Willa Faulkner, Marlen Pflueger
Premiered on 19th February 2020 at Resolution Dance Festival, The Place, London.