Laughter will be laid bare later this month as artist Antonia Baehr presents her first UK performance of Laugh.
Founder of the Berlin based performance group ex machinis, German born Baehr is an interdisciplinary, nonconformist choreographer and performing artist who has become a cult hit on the European art scene.
Having pestered friends for ‘laughter scores’ as birthday presents, Baehr’s latest work is a daring solo exploring the nature of laughter, its rhythm, melody and meaning without the requirement of comedy or tickling. Laughter can be angry, mocking, false and fearful. Standing alone on stage Baehr laughs for no apparent reason, attempting to express these emotions to her bemused audience. But will the audience be amused? Well, laughter is infectious...
By Jennifer Teale
Laugh is only on for two evenings at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN: January 26th and 27th. Tickets £15.