Photo credit: CedarBough Saeji

MOTHER. (2012)

AN ABSURDLY POETIC DANCE THEATER WORK  THAT SPEAKS WITH A JOYFULLY IMPOLITE VOICE  ABOUT CONTEMPORARY MOTHERHOOD

Premiered (as Mother.F*cker.) at the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

Los Angeles premiere at Highways Performance Space, 2012

MOTHER. has an “acute sense of humor and insight.”  It’s “likeable, playful, honest, heartfelt (heart wrenchingly so – I CRIED), accessible [and] hip.”Georgia Perry, Santa Cruz Weekly

“The multi-talented mater serio-comically enacted some of the labors and–sometimes unmentioned–responsibilities of post-Steinem 21st century motherhood.” Benn Widdey, The LAist

“…captivating and relatable… Suarez is able to capture the love and desperation of a mother in her movement.” Mickala Jauregui, alittlenightmusing 

Written, choreographed and performed by Christine Suarez

Directed by Tessa Blake

Costume design by Marie France

Production design by Nathalie Renard

Lighting design: Pablo Santiago-Brandwein

Sound design by Phil Darovic 

The creation of MOTHER. was made possible through support from Highways Performance Space, The Center for Cultural Innovation ARC Grant and Hothouse 2012, a UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Space Residency Program. The Motherhood Exchange Project was made possible through support from The Flourish Foundation, the HeArt Project and Highways Performance Space.

Here are some of the reviews in full:

The LAist review

Santa Cruz.com review

alittlenightmusing review