BIRDS is a sung and spoken word piece that observes feminine ritual and behaviour through the lens of a documentary film narrator. BIRDS debuted at Turner Contemporary and Resort Studios, Margate on 12 March 2016 performed by a group of birds comprising old hens (some broody), young chicks, ugly ducklings and beautiful swans. These birds spoke and sung of flying the coop, feathering their nest, hen-pecking their husbands, having their feathers ruffled and being taken under a wing. Recruited through open call, the birds were introduced to BIRDS in a workshop on the premiere performance day. BIRDS was commissioned by POW Thanet International Women's Week and Pie Factory music.
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Elegantly simple, surprisingly complex
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