S/HE is a duet between a man and a woman. It began with a desire for equality. It began with a concern for men. It began with the questions 'do men need feminism?' and 'does feminism need men?
Over a two year period of research S/HE took influence from real stories, science fiction, Gods and Goddesses and menstruation. Rather than providing answers S/HE wants to give audiences space to imagine new possibilities for co existing.
Responses to S/HE
'In dealing with this particular range of subject matter, S/HE is a piece which is politically, socially and artistically vital’ Paul Burns, freelance consultant, dramaturg, producer and coach.
'A delicately brutal provocation around feminism and men' Eddie Nixon, Theatre Director of The Place.
'Buckley hops and skips like popping candy. Her eclectic, but pared back movements reminiscent of the late Trisha Brown' Philippa Newis, reviewer for Thinking on My Feet.
Directed and choreographed by Hannah Buckley, made in collaboration with Simon Palmer. Performed by Hannah Buckley and Simon Palmer.
Lightening design by George Leigh. Costume by Lauren Reyhani. Music by Eartheater. Creative support from Robbie Synge and Amy Bell. Dramaturgical support from Peggy Olislaegers through Yorkshire Dance's SKETCH programme. Commissioned by The Place and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional support from Dance Manchester, Yorkshire Dance, TripSpace, Dance4 and Greenwich Dance. Filmed at The Place June 2017.
Special thanks to Paul Burns and David Olejnik.