As part of their creative season and in partnership with the London Science Gallery, Ugly Duck presents: Teeth Show by Natasha Davis.
Sunday 20th November, 6pm.
The Factory 47/49 Tanner Street, SE13PL
Starting with teeth as a metaphor for roots, Teeth Show invites audience on a poetic, medical, bitter-sweet and personal journey through surreal stories, original sound and film.
Natasha has experienced an extraordinary tooth story – from a dentist making a pass when she was a teenager, to having two root canals in the Syrian Desert without anaesthetic. She will invite members of the Dental Institute at Kings College London to explore their own teeth stories, and become a part of an interactive performance.
An audience will experience these mini solo performances from the researchers and clinicians in small spaces before coming together to watch the main performance that explores our relationship with our teeth.
Natasha Davis is a performance and visual artist creating work around body, memory, identity and migration. Her work is shown in theatres, galleries and festivals in the UK (National Theatre Studio, Chelsea Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Barbican Plymouth, Playhouse Derry, Capstone Liverpool and many others) and internationally (Project Arts Centre Dublin, Point Centre for Contemporary Art Cyprus, El Patio Madrid, Art School Hyderabad, DDL Toronto, Grahamstown Box South Africa, Theatre Works Melbourne etc).
Natasha has been funded by Arts Council, British Council, HRF and numerous commissions. She guest lectures on various post-graduate practice-as-research university modules and has delivered talks and workshops across the world, from Buffalo to Tokyo, from Grenoble to New Delhi.