Launderette is a short, witty, dance eruption, in which Jenny Ballantyne momentarily forgets and rejects the behavioral expectations of a married woman and mother in the 1960s. After one final straw in an era of discrimination and prejudice, Jenny twists, hitchhikes and mash potatoes herself into a frenzy of wah-wahs, bass and Hendrix fire.
First performed as part of the Guildford International Music Festival, March 2013.
Performed & choreographed by Karen da Silva
Directed by Emma Bernard
Music arrangement by Annelie Nerderberg
Film directed & produced by: Mario Cavalli
With support from the University of Surrey
Thanks to: Jean Johnson-Jones, Melissa Blanco-Borelli, Pauline Johnson and students from the Dance Department, Tomboy Films
Very special thanks to the owners of Laundromat, Natasha & Nick Lintott
A Colony Production, 2013