Friday, August 18, 2006

Ursula Martinez: Is It Performance Art, Comedy, Stage Magic or Strip Tease?





You've probably never seen anything like this...
Watch one example of Ursula Martinez stage shows here (erm, so I suppose it is not suitable for children).

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From her own site:

Ursula Martinez is a London-based writer and performer. She has worked with several leading British experimental theatre companies including Forced Entertainment, Insomniac Productions, The Glee Club, and Duckie, with whom she is an associate artist.

10 years ago Martinez began working as a solo artist on the queer club/cabaret circuit where she soon achieved cult status.


"She sets fire to her tits, interrogates her parents, re-defines class, blurs fiction with reality, cures homosexuals, gives birth to penises, tells autobiographical stories, deconstructs performance and sings South London suburban flamenco - from high brow to low brow, from spectacle to confessional, from live art to light entertainment, Ursula Martinez produces solo and collaborative performance for theatre, site-specific, installation, cabaret, night club, film, television... birthdays, weddings and Barmitzvahs!"


Ursula Martinez @ BBC Arts