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Eve Stainton with Mica Levi



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Dates: Mon 22 & Tues 23 Aug
Time: 8pm (60mins)
Venue: Summerhall @ The Biscuit Factory, EH6 5NP
Genre: Dance, Theatre, Contemporary
Sensitive content: Audience participation, strobe lighting

Dykegeist is a choreographic performance from Manchester-born London-based artist Eve Stainton, with live sound world performed by musician Mica Levi. Dykegeist is interested in complicating the archetypal narratives assigned to the lesbian predator. During the evening, aesthetics will shift between a supernatural gothic thriller, a 90’s sci-fi spider lair, a haunted Manchester club scene, a social situation to discuss threat/the phobic/consent/otherness.The audience may be asked to participate; extra attention will be given to make it comfortable to decline any invitation.

This commission has brought Stainton back into connection with Manchester’s club scene, specifically Speed Garage sounds originating in African American soul and exploding in the North of England in the 90’s, contributing to this research into the queer somatic encounter.

Artist Website: Eve Stainton


A white woman is on her hands and knees on a stage, facing towards her left. She has closely cropped bleached blonde hair, and wears sunglasses, a blue and white top, and a black thong. Another woman is beside her on her hands and knees, she has brown hair and her face is directed towards the floor.
Eve Stainton, Dykegeist. Photo by Anne Tetzlaff