Photograph Jimmy Lees
Handbag at Home
Geraldine Pilrgrim website & Mountview website
Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company and Mountview London present Handbag at Home
A celebratory, online participatory performance with wonderful music, dancing and handbags.
Watch at www.geraldinepilgrim.com & www.mountview.org.uk.
Geraldine Pilgrim’s Handbag was originally commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre in 2008 for their Grand Hall, and, since then Handbag has been re-imagined for every space – inside and out – where it is performed; including theatres, galleries, parks, festivals, village halls, streets, and a women’s prison in France.
During the pandemic, with theatres and community centres closed, Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company and Mountview London presented Handbag at Home, a performance maintaining the joy of Handbag but now online; with over fifty women dancing round their handbags at home to ‘Let’s Dance’ by David Bowie.
Handbag at Home
premiered for free from
7pm on Monday June 29 at
Geraldine is Artistic Director of Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company and is known for her evocative installations and site-specific performances which she has been making for over twenty years. Geraldine created and leads the MA in Site-Specific Theatre Practice at Mountview, provided in partnership with Shoreditch Town Hall. The course is the first of its kind in the UK and gives students access to highly specialised training across all elements of site specific practice.
Mountview has been training performance artists since 1945 and in 1992 became the first provider of specialised musical theatre training in Europe. Vocational undergraduate courses include Acting, Musical Theatre, Actor Musician Scenic Art and Prop Making, Lighting, Sound and Stage Management. Postgraduate training includes Theatre Directing, Musical Direction, Creative Producing, Site Specific Theatre Practice, Theatre for Community and Education, Acting and Musical Theatre.
Keep your eye on this page, as we will be posting information concerning a number of projects to take place in during 2020 and 2021. We anticipate announcements concerning new runs of Handbag, including in the digital realm, along with workshops, and mentoring sessions. Additionally, information is now available be for the 2021 MA in Site-Specific Theatre Practice at Mountview, designed and led by Geraldine Pilgrim.
For a look back at some of Geraldine's recent work, you can visit the News section. For earlier work, please stop by the Projects page.
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