Cushion Eurasian Society - Sam Reynolds and Jasmine Lee - present a double bill of new work.
Sam Reynolds is an award-winning artist fusing forms from lip-sync to striptease and creating theatrical and accessible work which is playful, provocative, and direct. He has closed Latitude's Cabaret Arena as part of Duckie's headline show, performed in Miss Behave's Gameshow at the London Wonderground and Darwin Festival, and won Striptease Artist of the Year at the Sexual Freedom Awards.
Sam will be debuting new work which may or may not include a genderfuck strip, Filipino rap mime, and a double act with Jasmine.
Jasmine Lee presents 'Praying Mantis Forever':
'What does it look like to pray forever?
I'm not sure what was written in that letter
Kept close in ashes
Where should the teeth go when grandmother dies
Back to the earth
To the house of growth'
Jasmine Lee is an interdisciplinary artist interested in camouflage, ritual and memory. Her work is intimate and trans-formative, often with an element of interaction. She has performed at various venues and festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude, and Somerset House. 'Praying Mantis Forever' is a new piece in progress where a daughter is sacrificed in tribute to three generations of women.
Cushion Collective were the longest-running resident cabaret and performance art collective at the Roundhouse, and the last Company in Residence at Finger in the Pie. They were the resident entertainment troupe at Camden Market, brought their variety show 'WTF Is Love' to Bestival's Grand Palace of Entertainment, and hosted several performance club nights at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club.