Norwegian actress with solo performance

 Type:Culture, Performing Art
 Location:England, Portsmouth

Usanu Theatre present 'Embrace', a thought-provoking solo piece performed by Norwegian actress Karen Ødemark. 'Embrace' reveals both the delicate and the disturbing, as it brings to the forefront the provoking accounts of one woman's sexual experiences.

A collaborative performance directed by Tamara Allen-Cousins, with text devised by Mark Hewitt, 'Embrace' is inspired by Italian playwright Franca Rame's provocative and political writing. Usanu Theatre divulge the female voice through physical and abstract expression, offering you a contemporary and bold theatrical experience with our intimate staging and daring subject material. 'Embrace' is an inspiring provocative experience and one which is not to be missed.

'Embrace' is the two year development of Allen-Cousins's stylistic ideas and raw exploration into female sexual experiences. The 'Embrace: Experiments' began with 'Silence' in 2004, also performed by Karen Ødemark, and then continued at Manchester's Contact Theatre and at the Battersea Art Centre's Freshly Scratched 2006 with 'the Space between our breath'. 

'Embrace' debuted at the Buxton Festival Fringe last week and now continues to the Third Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth.

'Embrace' @ Third Floor Arts Centre,
Venue: 3rd Floor Arts Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth
Dates: Fri 21st July @ 8.00pm; Sat 22nd July @ 8.00pm;
Box Office: 023 9268 8070; email
Tickets: £6.50 (con. £4.50) Students & Under 18s: Pay What You Can!

(5 minute walk from main train station - Portsmouth and Southsea. Easily accessible from London Waterloo, Victoria, Clapham Junction, and Brighton etc)


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See Karen Ødemark's solo performance 'Embrace' in PortsmouthPhoto: © 2005, Usanu Theatre