Wolfthicket: Putting On The Boxing Gloves

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In the Martial Posture Martial Arts Studio in Center City, the four women of Wolfthicket growled, giggled, sulked, pranced, scooted, skipped, gyrated, bounced,  and punched, while inviting the audience into a not subtle world, laced wi...

In the Martial Posture Martial Arts Studio in Center City, the four women of Wolfthicket growled, giggled, sulked, pranced, scooted, skipped, gyrated, bounced,  and punched, while inviting the audience into a not subtle world, laced with themes of gender and sexuality.

An artistic collaboration between Lily Kind and Adam Stone, PIDGIN produces original works that intersect at the nexus of music, dance, visual art, design and theatre. After initially questioning the source of inspiration behind the appellations  Wolfthicket and PIDGIN, I allowed my curiosity to lead me into the unconventional dance performance space where PIDGIN’s newest production Wolfthicket, would come to life.

On Saturday March 19th, I was summoned into a studio where four pillars, one of which was being punched obstinately by performer Johanna Kasimow. As I watched, the thumping action of Kasimow, which was somewhat symbolic, I was escorted into  a metaphoric world of tackling male dominance – dismembering patriarchy.

Kasimow served as narrator, introducing cast members Kelsey lancet, Mary-Carmen Webb, and Elizabeth Weinstein, before diving into their presentation that redefined femininity, and explored sexuality, while confronting misogyny.

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