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THE ASCENSION OF ESTHER. St Saviours Hall, Plymouth 28/11/2019

Responding to the histories, architectures, and found objects within St Saviours Church Hall , The Ascension of Esther re - presents and re - imagines art historical images of womxn and womxnhood via use s of ‘bodycloth’ in performance art. B uilt in the 1880s to serve as a Sunday school to the former Anglican church , St Saviours was re - purposed by local a rtist Robert Lenkiewicz in the 1990s . Taking a feminist approach, the artists use Lenkiewicz’ paintings as a referential starting point from which to activate and respond . This performance formed part of Natalie Raven’s doctoral research, conducted at the University of Plymouth in the department of Dance, Theatre, and Performance. Credits: Performance by Natalie Raven and Dagmar Schwitzgebel Photography by Beth Richards P erformance Assistance by Charlie Cornforth Lighting Design and Technical Assistance by Melaine Le Bars

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