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Please note: this work contains some disturbing scenes of a sexual nature.
Are you a chicken or are you a heroine?
In the wake of #MeToo comes a ceremonious undressing of four timeless and universal stories.
Fusing dynamic hip hop with the tempestuous and sexually charged Rumba, Ladylike is a superheroine's journey that takes a fierce, frank and funny look at the potential and the limitations of gender roles.
Themed around the slang word for woman as 'chick' or 'hen', and based on interviews with young women and female Hip Hop and Latin dancers, Ella Mesma Company have created a new ritual for women to explore consent and the masks we wear, purge cliches and celebrate sisterhood.
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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm
Friday ‑ 7‑00pm
Students / 26 & under - 20% off Standard seats, or join Young Arcola for free to book Value seats at £10
65 and over - 20% off Standard and Value seats
People in receipt of disability benefits - free companion with full-price Standard seat or 20% off Best, Standard or Value seats
People in receipt of unemployment benefits - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats
Hsing Ya Wu
Author: Conceived by Ella Mesma
Composer: Sabio Janiak
Director: Ella Mesma
Choreography: Ella Mesma
Lighting: Ciaran Cunningham
Production: Ella Mesma Company