The Brogan Davison Show (2017)
Continuing on their quest to critically explore the staging of ‘the self’, The Brogan Davison Show is Dance For Me’s fourth project which dives even further into exploring the relationship of a lived life and it’s representation.
The Brogan Davison Show takes the format of a solo stand-up performance which happens in the living room of a volunteer ‘host’ who invites their friends, family, neighbours, pets, acquaintances or strangers to spend an evening of “The Brogan Davison Show” with. In the show, Brogan, a self-deprecating, mouthy and mentally unwell woman, tells stories from her working class childhood home in England, gives cooking tips and sings songs inspired by her favourite TV show Downton Abbey.
Through Dance For Me’s vulnerable and off-key approach to performance making, guests can expect a brutally raw performance full of love, rage, bravery and stupidity through song, dance, stand-up and storytelling.
Realisation: Dance For Me
Dramaturgy: Alexander Roberts
Artistic assistance: Björn Leó Brynjarsson and Jónas Reynir Gunnarsson
Producer: Nína Hjálmarsdóttir
Duration: 60 minutes
Supported by: The Icelandic Culture Fund. Reykjavíkurborg.
Residency: MAKE (IE). Tjarnarbíó (IS). Indisciplinarte (IT).
Co-producers: BIT Teatergarasjen (NO). Reykjavík Dance Festival (IS). Indisciplinarte (IT).
The Brogan Davison Show has been presented at:
Reykjavík Dance Festival (IS)
Fabbrica Europa (IT)
Everybody's Spectacular (IS).