As part of the official launch of The Dietrich Group, Lady: Images in a Melodramatic Setting premiered within a trilogy of works that were inspired by D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover on January 4th 2008, at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto, Canada.
Dance artists Danielle Baskerville, Brodie Stevenson, Linnea Swan and Brendan Wyatt, spoken word artist Jill Battson, soprano Deirdre Fulton, musician Shaun Brodie and award-winning filmmaker Nico Stagias form the eclectic multidisciplinary cast of this highly theatrical piece.
Lady follows a woman – her mythology, her sexuality, her stories – into the clutches of any one notion of ‘identity’. Is her identity hers alone? Or is she an idea the audience has formed of her through images that resonate with iconic, yet unsettling familiarity?
“heartbreaking revelation subverting the traditional… enormous emotional force… a knock out” NOW MAGAZINE