Unity theatre: Freeing the Body with the Pole

Unity theatre: Freeing the Body with the Pole

Unity theatre: Freeing the Body with the Pole

Venue: Unity Theatre
Date(s): 19.4.24
Time(s): 13:15 - 17:15


Friday 19th April

1:15 – 5:15pm


This performance is part of Liverpool Improvisation Festival 2024


Freeing The Body with The Pole is a 4-hour physically demanding durational performance where the performance artist reels off all the movements she can remember with the pole, until she cannot move no more. The solo performer, who is known for rejecting traditional and stylistic aesthetic, continues to free her body from an acquired movement language that combines movement forms in contemporary dance, erotic dance, pole dance, and jazz dance. The spectator is invited to stay for part or the entire duration of the work. The work is inspired by Abramović’s “Freeing the Memory” (1976), which draws from Eastern Philosophies that aid a higher level of consciousness.


Performed by: Rowena Gander

Website: www.rowenagander.com/
Twitter / X  – @RowenaGander
Instagram – @RowenGander 


Quotes from previous work:

“Rowena impressively worked with pole and humour… outstanding performance” – North West End

“Gander is an incredible physical theatre performer” – Number 9

“An impressive physical performance… brutal.. yet hilarious” – Writebase

“Rowena’s dance is incredible… saying so much with movement… a fine piece” Blackpool Social


This show is part of the second instalment of the Liverpool Improv Festival. To find out more and book Full Day / Weekend Access please visit here.