Women choosing to exercise in public spaces continues to be a political act. Jennifer Jackson’s heart-racing new work explores colonial legacies, from Bolivian/ Aymaran warrior Bartolina Sisa to modern day women out-performing men at ultramarathon running, to ask how we carry on when things get really hard?
In a blend of dance, theatre, and an attempt at a sports spectacle, Endurance looks at how we endure, why we endure, and how women can make their innate propensity for endurance work in their favour to tip the balance of power.
Jennifer Jackson is a Latinx British/ Bolivian theatre-maker, movement director and actor who creates work that interrogates what women and girls are allowed to do with their bodies, her relationship with the UK, and the duality of living between races and cultures. Jennifer is the recipient of a Jerwood Live Work Fund for TAKE SPACE, which explores how women and girls occupy space in society. She was recently the Movement Director for the large-scale opening event Coventry Moves (Coventry City of Culture 2021), and further acclaimed credits include The Mountain Top (Royal Exchange, Manchester/ Young Vic/ National Tour) and Baby Reindeer (Bush Theatre/ West End).
Fresh from a sold out run at Manchester’s HOME, Endurance’s London premiere is part of Battersea Arts Centre’s autumn season of uplifting and powerful work, OverCome; a collection of shows about being bold and working towards a unified future. Every performance will be Relaxed, with socially distanced performances on Wednesday 3 and 10 November, and live captioning on Thursday 11 November. Every ticket is available via the venue’s Pay What You Can pricing model, removing the financial barrier to make it easier for everyone to see the show. This scheme has been extended to every performance in the autumn season following a successful launch earlier this year. To give everyone the information they need in order to make decisions, pre-show information and details about COVID-19 safety measures can be found here: bac.org.uk/keeping-you-safe/
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN
Box Office: 020 7223 2223
Booking link: bac.org.uk/over-come
Dates: 23 Sept – 30 Dec 2021
Dates: 3-6, 9-13 Nov 2021
Captioned Performance: 11 Nov
Socially distanced performances: 3 & 10 Nov
Price: PWYC (Suggested Price £16)
Booking Link: bac.org.uk/whats-on/endurance/
Age guidance: 14+
Running time: 90 mins
All performances will be Relaxed