ARTWORK: SISSIE WANG
MAIN STAGE MOVEMENT | POETRY | QUEER
A SAPPHIC AFFAIR
Sapphic Affair is a poetry-movement hybrid play based on the Poetry of Sappho. A Sapphic Affair is a queer-affirming love story. It is about passion, surrender and vulnerability (with a little bit of rope).
A Sapphic Affair is a queer-affirming love story, centered on femininity and the magnetism of romance and erotic desire. Based on the work of Sappho, the earliest Greek woman poet whose work survives, her verse is intimate, private, addressed to specific women, direct, very gay and very wet. A Sapphic Affair follows the journey of two women, how they bond and surrender to each other, how their fear drives them away, but also how an unbreakable bond brings them back together. In this play, the media of shibari and movement/dance is the story: The depth of their connection, the deepest form of surrender and trust, and emotions and taking on the ropes, literally and figuratively.
A SAPPHIC AFFAIR, STAGES 2023
(Photo by James Arthur MacLean)
Nova Scotia / Mi'kma'ki
Maenad's is dedicated to re-claiming and re-imagining classical and canonized works from an inclusive feminist perspective. We focus on exploring new forms of expression through an interdisciplinary process of creation, fighting hierarchy, intertwining text and narrative-based theatre with expressionist movement and dance.
Luciana Silvestre Fernandes - creator, director, performer
Emma James - performer
Olivia Wheeler - sound designer
Sissie Wang - graphic/poster designer
Thunder Defayette - Stage Manager
Special Thanks to Andy Ireland, Lucas Hernandes Nascimento and FSPA, Raeesa Lalani and Prismatic