NO HAY BANDA presents XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! by Jennifer Walshe, a multimedia music theatre piece in the tradition of 18th century marionette operas, but using Barbie/Sindy dolls rather than traditional marionette puppets. XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! is roughly based on Lysistrata, the ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, where women deny men sex to prevent them from going to war. The piece is stimulated by the contradiction between the shiny and trendy world of Barbie and the gritty reality of Walshe's music. All the action takes place in a large Barbie house, and is filmed by two camera operators and projected onto screens on either side of the stage. Walshe discovered a dark vein of Barbie abuse that would have horrified her creators at Mattel, finding in stories that sex and violence are both explicit and habitual, with Barbie regularly encountering a terrible and painful end.
Sarah Albu, voice; Elizabeth Lima, voice; Lori Freedman, clarinet; Felix Del Tredici, trombone; Rémy Bélanger de Beauport, cello; Nick Hyatt, accordion; Geneviève Liboiron, puppets; Noam Bierstone, puppets; Vergil Sharkya', video camera operator; Daniel Áñez, video camera operator; Ruby Kato Attwood, stage director
Trigger warning: domestic violence, psychological violence, rape and acquaintance rape
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Andreas Borregaard is recognized as one of the world’s most exciting young accordionists. Through a parallel fascination with early music, he explores how the accordion can add new colours to the keyboard repertoire of the 18th century. He will be performing Jennifer Walshe's SELF-CARE (2017) and Simon Steen-Andersen's ASTHMA (2017).