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FUNNY/FUNERAL

Live on May 5, 2020 | 2PM EDT

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Artist Statement:

This work was created as a reflection of my state of mind at a particular moment in my life. Here we all are now, many of us alone at home reflecting in just such a way. Funny Girl is meant to make you laugh, and at this time I hope it can be a smile for the times. 🙂

– Sabina

FUNNY/FUNERAL was shown from May 5 – 11, 2020 and is no longer available for viewing. To learn more about Sabina Perry please visit her website or follow her on social media (links at top of page). Donations towards all artists presented through Citadel Online remain open and can be made via the link found at the bottom of this page.

Artist Statement:

This work was created as a reflection of my state of mind at a particular moment in my life. Here we all are now, many of us alone at home reflecting in just such a way. Funny Girl is meant to make you laugh, and at this time I hope it can be a smile for the times. 🙂

– Sabina

Title: FUNNY/FUNERAL

Year: Bright Nights 2015/16

Original Dates of Performance: March 30 – April 2, 2016

Funny Girl

Choreography/Costume/Text/Stage: Sabina Perry

Performer: Sabina Perry

Lighting: Gabriel Cropley/Sabina Perry

Original Composition/Soundscape: A Glacier

Funny Girl was originally presented alongside Funeral For My 20s, a solo created by Sabina Perry, performed by Molly Johnson.

 http://thisismollyjohnson.com | @themollyjohnson

Description:

“You could get lonesome being that free. You could get lonesome being that busy… You think beautiful girls are going to stay in style forever? I should say not! Any minute now they’re going to be out! Finished! Then it’ll be my turn!” – Barbara Streisand – Funny Girl, 1968

In the present point in time, a woman aims to capture the hilarity of moments passed through the dynamic medium of stand up comedy, presented in a dance theatre context. Sometimes what should be sad makes us laugh out loud, and what should make us laugh falls hard like a lead balloon. Humour stands side by side with choreography. A dancer turned funny girl. The representations of female, funny or not, constructed to fit a lady of a questionable temperament. With our youth long dead and gone, and the future still to come, all that’s left to do is laugh.

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