Original Cast Rachel Chaplin, Ellie Curtis, Virginia Farman, Kim Glass,
Kay Lynn, Amanda Tuke.
Lighting : Christina Ure
From hobbyhorse to competitive racehorse, six women in men’s Y-Fronts
and vests, jockey for space, chase their own tail, tow the line, jump on
the bandwagon, compete and drive themselves on with optimism, collective
spirit and individual identity.
Premiered 4th October 1986 Chisenhale Dance Space London
‘For Divas, performance is not isolated from the broad view
of daily life; it is theatrical and disciplined yet heavily interwoven
with, and clearly
dominated by, the shared personl politics of the group’
Sophie Constanti Spare Rib
‘This constant sliding between self-effacement and aggression, is heightened
by the dancers costumes; tight suits and high heels which confuse sexual
authority with constriction: or vests and Y-fronts which make them
look shockingly vulnerable (none have standardly ‘perfect’ bodies),
but oddly liberated’.
Judith Mackrell the Independent
References for Dva Sa Momimomuvali
Aggiss, L, Cowie, B. Bramley, I (2006) Anarchic Dance. Routledge
Mackrell, J. (1987 February 16) A War Dance in Underpants. Independent,
All that remains of this work is photographic documentation.