Fawn considers the act of pleasing as an instinctive response to fear, threat and failure. Why do we seek to please? And how? Adapting, being obedient, doing something really well whilst remaining humble, flattering, complimenting. As a solo work, Fawn draws parallels between the relationship of pleasing another, pleasing an audience and pleasing oneself - as a person, as a dancer and as a woman.
Choreographer + Performer: Lizzie J Klotz
Dramaturg: Rosa Postlethwaite
Composer: Roma Yagnik
Music: (They Long To Be) Close To You – The Carpenters
One – A Chorus Line
Private Dancer – Tina Turner
Lighting Designer: Michael Morgan
Length: 20 minutes
Fawn was commissioned by The Place and supported by Dance City, Wellcome Collection and ARC, using public funding by Arts Council England.
'Fawn was a vaudevillian riot of meta moments and delicious visual comedy (watch closely for the Keaton-esque bit with the microphones), a sticky candy wrapper encasing a sledgehammer of a point about female social performance in the world today.'
- Leigh Venus, NARC at Fawn and other works
'It's a fascinating piece, complex and thought-provoking, and was greeted ... with huge enthusiasm from the audience.'
- Peter Lathan, British Theatre Guide at Fawn and other works
'Unexpected, clever, funny and unnerving.'
- Elaine Cusack, North East Reviews at Fawn and other works