Using dance theatre, Featherweight looks at three women in a boxing ring. Dressed in boxing shorts and high heels, the performers challenge ideas of male power and dominance as well as the image of the porn star female fighter. With the boxing ring as a metaphor for any battlefield, Featherweight suggests the possibility (or impossibility) of freedom, escape and redemption. The work was performed in The Playroom at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus and at the Dance Transmissions Festival in Kampala, Uganda.
Choreographed and Performed by Kristina Johnstone, Thalia Laric and Jamila Rodriguez