Experience a double-bill of performances from Suzi Cunningham which veer between anarchy, punk music and how idolatry and loss can shape a life.  

“…compelling, slinky, yet ferocious…”  – The Tempo House

The idea for Rules to Live By came in 2018 after the death of one of Suzi’s teenage idols, Mark E. Smith of the band The Fall, whose collaboration with Michael Clark led her to train as a dancer.  Beginning as a spontaneous tribute dance in front of 150 people on the night of his death, it has grown into a requiem for heroism, hedonism, rebirth, with dark disturbing humour.   

A celebration of transformation, a bid to be unforgotten, a dance of rules, constriction, sugar highs and lows- consequences of human hedonism, Eidos was inspired by Suzi’s grandmother, who was a radical in her own lifetime, Suzi’s personal Vivienne Westwood, a designer, maker and treasure hunter. The work explores identity, the importance of female icons and the difficulties of identity and aging.

A riotous soundtrack….”  – The Wee Review

There will be a 10-minute changeover between the two performances.  Audience members can remain seated during this should they wish – there will be no formal interval. 

Production Credits:

Concept, Designer and Performer: Suzi Cunningham

Lighting Design: Simon Gane

Costume: Alison Brown

Movement Direction: Al Seed and Maruska Ronchi

Image credit: Chantal Guevara