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by Virginia Kennard and The Naked Brastrap


i appreciate you, immensely, but sometimes i want to whine and sometimes i just want to be left the fuck alone

Durational ensemble performance

Performance Art Week
Aotearoa (PAWA)
Opening night 14 November 2018
play_station gallery

“One of the major means
by which femininity is thus
reworked is by the rearticulation
of traditional space so that
it ceases to function
primarily as a space of sight
for a mastering gaze,
but becomes the locus
of relationships.”
Griselda Pollock, 1988

DJ Betty Lightbulb

DJ Betty Lightbulb
‘a little bit of lunacy this evening’
Music From Her: Sound Art Exhibition
9-14 October 2018, Thistle Hall, Wellington
for Aotearoa Audio Arts Festival

DJ Betty Lightbulb
Live set for
Space Academy, Ōtautahi-Christchurch
26 July 2018

Letter to the universe
Collaboration with violist Sophia Acheson
Existential commentary on music making and art life

Majestic Mooncup
Featured dancer for
Moody V and the Menstrual Cycle
Performance 3.15pm, Saturday 24 March 2018
Wild Workshop stage
Marion Street, Cuba Dupa, Wellington

my matrimonial body belongs to me

Movement duet for
Performed with Amy Mauvan
7.30pm, Friday 27th October 2017, The CentrE17, London
Tickets here

Provocation for
Queering Ritual
Performed with
Florence Simms
Alice Boulton-Breeze
Cieran Reed
Saturday 4th November 2017, York St John

as part of
Big Queer Anti-Wedding research


what’s your bride price?

Duet movement performance with Amy Mauvan
We’re Here
7.30pm, Tuesday 5th December 2017
VFD, Stoke Newington, London

Presented by Victor Esses
and VFD
celebrating 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act 1967

Solo performance experiment
Mother’s Bloomers
7pm, Thursday 16th November 2017
ARC: Stockton

As part of Mother’s Ruin
“The best in exploratory queer performance”

S.A.M.P.L.E. [Some Artists Making Performance Laboratory Experiments]
7.45pm, Wednesday 19th July 2017
Paper Dress Vintage
Hackney Wick, London



Self Love is a Revolutionary Act

A new dance work Choreographed by
Virginia Kennard and
her performers
Lucy Aspinwall
Melanie McCabe
Eleanor Greasley
Chlöe Hall

Bodies taking up space, riot grrl beats, ranting, stamping, tantrums, run, slide, dive, scramble

Premiering at
Sibiu International
Theatre Festival
6pm, Tuesday 13 June 2017
CAVAS – ULBS, Sibiu, Romania

More details and tickets here

Preview showing
3pm, Thursday 1 June 2017
Beckett 1, Headingley campus
Leeds Beckett University

am i ever gonna be enough

am i ever gonna be enough?

A solo performance event by Virginia Kennard as part of Artist Mentor module
MA Performance
Leeds Beckett University

8pm, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

Artist mentor
Grace Surman
Performed by
Virginia Kennard
Soundtrack mixed by
Betty Lightbulb
Poster design by
Cherry Holahan


Virginia Kennard’s work spans over a decade, and includes performance installations to dance reviewing, producing to pole performances. An eclectic live artist, she has recently completed her MA Performance at Leeds Beckett University.

Big Queer Anti-Wedding
naked / live art / queer / blood / dance / choreography / sound / current project / spoken word
MA Performance
choreography / live art / assessment / sound / performance / naked / spoken word
The MORAL PANIC series
live art / spoken word / choreography / performance art / naked / sound
to and fro
live art
Betty Lightbulb
sound / live art / pole / current project
dance writing
you occupy my body by looking
live art / performance art / pole / sound / dance / naked / blood
The Shimmy Skinny
dance writing
freelance dance / performance art / pole / spoken word / choreography / naked / sound
freelance dance / pole
Freelance Dancer
freelance dance / choreography
The Lady Garden
live art / naked


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