Emilyn Claid, Untitled

  1. Home
  2. UK
  3. News
  4. Emilyn Claid, Untitled

A new solo performance that playfully embodies queering and ageing

Emilyn Claid is a queer performer in her eighth decade, with a career as a choreographer, writer, director and teacher stretching back to the 1960s. In emilyn claid, UNTITLED, her first solo work in 20 years, she welcomes the fears of endings, teasing with what it means to bow out, the irony of living in an old body and what’s real and what’s imagined.

Combining movement and theatre, staged choreography, and playful, improvised interactions, Emilyn faces queering and ageing with dark humour, undercut with moments of pathos. As she transforms between hunter and creature, therapist and diva, cruising and crumbling, a collage of personal stories and self-directed choreography emerges, interwoven with devised material created collaboratively with Heidi Rustgaard, Florence Peake and Joseph Mercier.

The work has been touring the UK this year and will be presented at The Place (Sat 23 Sept), Chapter Arts (Sat 21 Oct) with further performances in summer 24’.

Emilyn Claid,Untitled: The Place (Sat 23 Sept) & Chapter Arts (Sat 21 Oct)