FAWN BY LIZZIE KLOTZ (2018)
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Text by Lizzie:
Why do we seek to please? And how? Complimenting, flattering, being obedient, doing something really well whilst remaining humble. Fawn considers the act of pleasing as an instinctive response to fear, threat and failure. As a solo work, Fawn attempts to make sense of Lizzie’s ‘pleaser’ tendencies.
The work draws parallels between the relationship of pleasing others, pleasing an audience and pleasing yourself, specifically through the lens of being a female dancer. Are they simultaneously possible?
There are microphones, Tina Turner and a Great Red Rug.
Through making Fawn, Lizzie is now, conversely, less of a ‘pleaser’.
20 minute dance performance, Fawn was commissioned by The Place and supported by Northumberland County Council, Dance City, Wellcome Collection, ARC and Yorkshire Dance, using public funding by Arts Council England.