Happy extremely belated new year!
Sorry we haven't been in touch, we have been so busy with our own projects we haven't had time to fit anything else in!
But we're back! (From outta space...)
We had a rehearsal today to see where we are all at, any new research or ideas and just have a catch up on what we want to achieve in our performance.
We love the idea of being strong independent women (who doesn't) but we've tried to relate it to pirates and how women were captains of the ships, seen as omens or mythical beasts such as sirens.
It led to a discussion on feminism, and how some people are anti feminist which means they hate women. This is not always the case, but because feminism is often misconstrued, it's not understood as a fight for equality. There are a few people in the university that we have talked to who disagree with feminism, and we wonder if that's because they hate women, or because they're worried their masculinity will deplete if they agree with equal rights. As a group of powerful women, we follow rules, a bit like pirates did, and say a big fuck you to anyone who breaks them.
To move forward, we want to research more into the pirate theme, giving the performance a lighthearted tone with a deep meanings beneath it. We have lots to explore, and we will be writing more about it as we get closer to our deadline.
By Georgia Randall
Love, Banshee x