Symoné: UTOPIAN (t's&c’s apply)

Date:Thu 07 Oct
Time:7.30pm
Venue:J2 (seated reduced capacity event)
Price:Pay What You Feel

Can the perfect UTOPIA exist?

UTOPIAN (t's&c’s apply) is a surrealistic circus pop-culture experience about raves, hierarchy, and power.

Joined by her two accomplices, Symoné takes the audience on an adventure filled with pole dancing, aerial, voguing, and high heel rollerskating in her psychedelic world asking the audience, ‘why do people abuse power roles?’.

This show may or may not contain autobiographical references about cults.

  

 

Why you should come...

“If you love a buzzing club atmosphere, amazing visuals and exceptional circus skills - this is for you. Symoné is totally bewitching and manages to be both in your face, loud, exciting, but also striking and emotive. It will likely leave you provoked, but utterly entertained.” 

Ema, Arts Producer, Cambridge Junction

 

About Symoné

Symoné is a queer movement and performance artist based in the U.K from Washington D.C. Her work shifts between cabaret, club and theatre work, fusing her movement based skills, such as high heel roller skates with hula hoops, pole dance, and voguing. Her roots into performing stemmed from underground raves and often these themes appear in her work.

Alongside movement, her work inspiration stems from her writing, experiences and research around consciousness, celebration, and ritual. She has travelled internationally working in 10 different countries with clients such as, Jon Hopkins, Omi, Samsung, and Paul Smith and had editorial features in Time Out, Instagram, QX Magazine, Diva and The Stage. She has performed in the West End with award winning cabaret show, La Soirée and celebrity mindreader, Chris Cox. Symoné is a Guinness world record holder and always has something new up her sleeve to create a sensation. 

Funded by: Arts Council England, Jackson’s Lane, The Place, Siobhan Dance, Marlborough Productions Jackson’s Lane.

A Cambridge Junction Stobbs Commission.

This show is an audience preview. Thank you for supporting new work!

This is a reduced capacity event to guarantee there is space for you to safely enjoy the performance.

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For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

"Symoné subverts the traditional malegaze and invites the camera to intrude intoher personal space. Symoné's work, astrength of resolution, a rebellion against expectations of what the body and soul can do."
Broadway Baby

For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

This is a reduced capacity event to guarantee there is space for you to safely enjoy the performance.

Warning: Contains strobes, sexual content, drug references.

Age: 16+ (drug references, sexual content, and swearing).

Duration: 1hr approx.

Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J2 has flat floor access.

If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.

 

Show Credits

  • Symoné - Main Artist/Creator 
  • Louise Orwin - Director 
  • Lila Teasdale - Producer 
  • Eloina Haines - Assistant 
  • Ruby Gaskell - Accompanying artist 
  • Bronze - Accompanying artist 
  • Berta Trias - Lighting Design 
  • Bourgeoisie of Cut A Bitch Designs - Costume Designer 
  • Jessica Lois Bailey - Fabric Designer

Special thanks to being apart of the shows development: Duckie, The Yard, The Lowry, Upswing Circus, Certain Blacks, The Roundhouse, Sammy Metcalfe, Sascha Goslin, Layla Rosa, and Bryn Harris Wathen. 

Thank you Anna Goodman of Abstrak Publishing and Clive from Certain Blacks for making me feel confident to make my own show. 

Thank you Louisa Robbin for working with me in my initial steps, helping me find my voice and the importance of play and patience. 

 

Thank you Edythe Woolley for helping me with the first version of the script, there is so much of you in this show that feels very special. Thanks for being a good friend and mentor in the process!

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