The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed
Performed at the Auditorium at Leeds Arts University, ‘The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed’ is an exquisite solo dance piece, conceived and performed by dancer and choreographer Hannah Buckley.
Inspired by mountains, fairy tales, and a 1970s bodywork book for women, The Mountain was a woman performing a meditation on ‘feminism as the female command of space.’
Hannah Buckley’s work is quietly political. She aims to create processes and art that are spaces for, and forms of, both critique and care. The primary concern of her work is to question existing social structures of oppression, with a focus on female experience.
Before the performance, a workshop for female and non-binary people open to all ages and abilities, was run by multi-disciplinary artist Nicola Singh. Participants used mountain imagery, meditation, movement and drawing to co-produce an installation that then featured in Hannah’s performance.
The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed was funded and supported by Arts Council England, Yorkshire Dance, and Dance4.