PERFORMER EMBRACES FEMININITY
Performance on female strength
AT THE base of the Yggdrasil (the World Tree of Norse mythology), the Weavers of Destiny the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone have lost their way.
So begins I Am the Circle, in which a woman must heal her wounds, reawaken her matriarchal lineage and restore divine feminine energy.
A show focused on what it means to be a woman, this performance by BJ Long will be coming to Monto next weekend.
It will focus on the mythology of female awakening and is aimed at women over the age of 12.
Monto resident Melissa Dowling met BJ Long through an online chat group and pushed to have her come to town.
“I met Barbara (BJ) via an online art course several years ago and just found a friendship with her,” Mrs Dowling said.
“It started out virtually then we had a few phone calls because we had a lot in common; I still haven’t met her in the flesh yet.”
The performance came together late last year, so Mrs Dowling got in touch to see if BJ could bring the show to Monto.
The show itself as well as a dinner will be held at 6pm August 5, while the next day will be a female-only group workshop running from 9am-2pm.
Mrs Dowling said anything that helps empower rural women is a great idea.
“I think anything that helps women tap back into the power that comes along with femininity and empowers them to cope with things that are going on in rural situations is a positive,” she said.
“BJ’s workshop is all about helping you become confident to share your story, because that’s what can help other women get through tough times.”
Sharing ideas of femininity across generational gaps is a major part- all girls from teenage to elderly are encouraged to attend.
Bookings are essential by July 31.
To book, email email@example.com.
EXPLORATION: BJ Long’s workshop/performance will focus on femininity through music, mythology and movement.