Created and performed by Helena Webb
Battersea Arts Centre, 2016
Dramaturgy Caroline Williams
Movement research Hannah Buckley
Design Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting Design Joshua Gadsby
Production photography Zoe Manders
Helena started Majesty dancing about royalty, reclamation and sequins. Her posh voice made her defensive and her grandfather's involvement in the 'colonial service' made her retreat. She now endeavours to look at the weight and value of ancestral shame. Her dances might be awkward and clunky but she is scraping at the layers and layers of shit underneath.