This powerful new show centres on the relationship between a mother and her transgender son who has questioned his gender identity for as long as he can remember, as they embark on a journey into the unknown.
An intimate and epic experience of the power of creativity to facilitate profound change, Emerging explores themes of gender identity and representation, and was created in consultation with young gender-diverse and trans people and their parents/carers.
Emerging is an immersive multimedia performance featuring aerial dance, visual theatre, and excerpts from letters between mother and son. Artistic director Daniela Essart and collaborator Naissa use their art to better understand both themselves and each other as they navigate their relationship and a complex life-changing process.
“Our transitions together have been for different lengths and paces. I feel ready for this, and I never want to hurt you. I love you so dearly, and I want you on my journey with me.”
“Please take me by the hand and guide me through the appearing and disappearing of you, because this is what I fear the most; to lose you, my child.”
Runs: 70 mins/no interval
Age Guidance: 12+ (Trigger warnings: see below)
£18/£16 + booking fees. No fee for in person at the box office
BSL interpreted performance: Thu 2 Feb
After-show discussion: Thu 2 Feb (BSL interpreted)
Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA
Wed 1 Feb to Sat 4 February