“When we first saw Norah and Amy’s breathtaking performance in Toronto we were speechless. MOUTHPIECE touches on every part of the female experience from birth to death using dance, music, and wicked humour with just a bathtub for scenery. The result is a new kind of feminist language which ignites pure, intravenous emotion. It’s impossible to describe and truly unforgettable.”—Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
One of the undisputed hits of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, MOUTHPIECE is a heart-wrenching and humorous journey into the female psyche. The brainchild of Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, co-founders of Quote Unquote Collective, a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary performance company that actively engages with urgent social and political themes, MOUTHPIECE is a virtuosic display of physical ingenuity and vocal orchestration.
MOUTHPIECE follows one woman for one day, in the wake of her mother’s death, as she tries to find her voice. Interweaving a cappella harmonies, dissonance, text and physical movement, the two performers express the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression. Ranging from tender to merciless, with uncompromising precision, MOUTHPIECE magnifies a daughter’s contemplation of her mother, and becomes a rigorous investigation of womanhood itself.
It was described by The Guardian as “a smart show, beautifully put together and performed, and one that speaks up for all the women who daily bite their tongues.”
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Photo Credit: Brooke Wedlock