In Chad, there is a proverb which says “A tree without leaves is like a woman without children”.
My mother’s mother had 20 children. My mother lost 3.
And now there’s me.
I want to use this dance to explore my grandmother’s experience of motherhood, my mother’s, and my own. I want to find my way through a lineage of loss.
1 in 6 couples in Britain have difficulties in conceiving, but at the same time scientists are looking for ways to take the female body out of the reproductive cycle.
Without the possibility of loss – might we lose the possibility of love?