Jessica Widner’s Interiors powerfully and profoundly goes beyond one man’s tragic and mysterious death to ask questions about the afterlife, alternative worlds, embodiment and the (inter)relationships that make up life itself.
From influencers promoting the latest wellness fad to the ‘messy heroine’ trope of recent hit TV shows, the concept of authenticity has never been more widely preached, obsessed over and marketed writes Lisa Goodrum in her review of Emily Bootle’s persuasive new book, This Is Not Who I Am.
In mesmeric and evocative prose, rendered masterfully into English by translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins, author Elisa Shua Dusapin weaves a novel about familial loss and dislocation, and the fragile ties that hold us together, writes our contributor Emily Walters.
Awaeke Emezi’s latest novel is a romance with a difference. Slowly unfolding the narrative with their characteristic poetic prose, Emezi gives us a story of love surviving grief, life after death, and sex by the sea.
In collaboration with École des Sables, Sadler’s Wells and Tanztheater Wuppertal, this new production of Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring is brilliant, brutal and now more relevant than ever, writes Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou.
Body Politic’s latest production, THEM, brilliantly foregrounds the stories of three sufferers of misogyny and sexual violence, and pushes us to confront our own cultural indifference towards such abuse.