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One Up One Down

“With a strain in the neck and a lump in the throat – the insanities of keeping up the upkeep.” Women under pressure is the theme of Natasha Gilmore’s latest serving of choreographic comedy. In One Up One Down, personal and global perspectives collide as three women, caught up in their quest for perfection, sway dangerously between saccharine adoration and bitter condemnation of one another. Fired up by the goal of flawless beauty or preoccupied by career ladders, three women struggle to maintain personal freedom and identity surrounded by the have it all nature of consumer culture. Natasha Gilmore works in collaboration with Scottish composer Quee MacArthur, Zimbabwean performance poet Tawona Sitolé and four dance artists, Jade Adamson, Charlotte Jarvis, Tara Hodgson and John Macaulay in this funny, topical work that blends complex choreography, comedy, music and poetry to deliver a poignant assessment of contemporary woman.

Creative Team

  • Artistic Director

    Natasha Gilmore

  • Music Director

    Quee MacArthur

  • Performing Poet

    Tawona Sithole

  • Performers

    Jade Adamson, Tara Hodgson, Charly Jarvis, John Macaulay, Vickie Manderson