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.