We celebrated International Women’s Day with a free performance at Lancaster Library.
I Plead Woman is a 20-minute contemporary dance solo created by Aline Costa, one of our associate artists on the Occupied scheme. In the piece, Aline searches for her identity within our complex society, navigating what it is to be a woman; battling and playing with the different disguises she has worn and wears. Aline presents I Plead Woman through her own experiences which will initiate, enrich and elaborate conversations.
Aline says, “I believe that dance encourages dialogue, allowing the expression of ideas and feelings in a way that can be understood outside of verbal language. In this way, my performance can be interpreted according to the personal experiences of each individual.”
International Women’s Day asks us to, “Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.” By exploring her identity as a woman, Aline expresses and visualises the stereotypes we can fall into, allowing us to see ourselves within these perceptions but also celebrate the many opportunities this presents.