Mother has been bitten by a dog on her breast.
In the kitchen, mother once told me a story about famine.
Grandmother once asked for a whole egg for her birthday.
Grandmother’s flesh is all gone now.
The family recipe.
I have forgotten the last ingredient like I am afraid to forget my mother’s voice
I will keep mother from death.
I will discover the missing ingredient.
A physical theatre performative lecture about connections, inheritance and loss. A cooking show that is an attempt to understand what holds us apart and what brings us together. An intimate psycho-magical documentary.
LEONOR ESTRADA FRANCKE
Leonor is a Peruvian multi-disciplinary performance and theatre-maker based in Glasgow. Her practice is under perpetual revolt and she is adamantly attempting to remake her connections to the audience in these times of unpresence. She works with the opposing textures of testimony and surrealism, using every language available to reach states of collective imagination in cahoots with the community of spectators. She enjoys lying, but does so very badly.
Performed, Devised and Directed by Leonor Estrada Francke
Video Artist / Lucas Kao
Art Director & Maker / Rubén San Román Gámez
Costume Designer & Maker / Marta Aspe Fernandez
Art Department Assistant / Zane Gray
Mentorship / Dylan Read, Alan Richardson & Melanie Jordan
Dramaturgical advisers / Marc Silberschatz & Fernando Castro
Stop-motion Consultant / Diego Vizcarra
Lighting & Video Consultant / Bevis Evans Teuch
Movement Consultant / Andrew Simpson
With thanks to / Marfil Cristina Xochitl Frnache Ballvé
AND: Maricarmen Gutiérrez, Rómulo Assereto, Katie Smith, Fiona Oliver-Larkin, Lewis Sherlock, Ruxy Cantir, Hamish Kallin, Suzie Ferguson, Fergus, Al Seed, Compañía de Teatro Físico, Tech Box, Sophie Cooper, Iain Urquhart, Jess Baldwin, Frank Kyle, David Linton, Cristina Jimenez Mariscal
Supported by Creative Scotland, SURGE Physical Theatre Bursary and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS / MANIPULATE Festival #14
Ballad of the Crone is a part of our Digital Festival, through which you can experience boundary-pushing visually led performance and animation, broadcast direct to your home. Please note that you must have access to the internet and a laptop, tablet or similar device in order to attend this event.
Each event will receive a live ‘premiere’ as part of an evening line-up, and will be subsequently available to catch-up until midnight on Sunday 7 February. You can either purchase a DAY PASS which allows you premiere and catch-up access to all the works featured on that day, or a whole DIGITAL FESTIVAL PASS, which allows you premiere and catch-up access to all 7 days of programmed work (not including workshops). Visit our digital festival page to explore what’s on.
Image Courtesy of (c) Leonor Estrada Francke