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The Hiccup Project
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Chess and Cristina are multi award-winning comedic dance-theatre company, The Hiccup Project. But they’re often introduced as ‘The Lovely Hiccup Girls’. This got them thinking.
At first, they weren’t too bothered by it.
Lovely? That must mean they’re friendly. Girl? That’s a ‘normal’ word for a female, right? Being lovely is important as a woman. It’s expected. But, what if we want to be more than that? At a time when so much value is still placed on women’s charm and beauty, brand new show Lovely Girls, asks what more can we hope for?
It follows Cristina and Chess’ poignant, hilarious and truthful journey as they explore what it is to be young women today, delving into the confusing, and often ridiculous, contradictions, clichés and expectations.
Using their powerful blend of comedy, energetic dance and theatre, they imagine a world where women can be, and do, whatever they want, breaking free of the boxes and letting go of the rules. From dreams of sweaty drum playing to carefree solo adventuring around the world, Lovely Girls is an engaging, uplifting and insightful celebration and ode to being a woman in the 21st Century.
‘An utter delight…truly reflects reality & expectations of women in the 21st century’
IAN ABBOTT: WRITING ABOUT DANCE“
★★★★ – ‘Uplifting, unapologetic and empowering’
★★★★★ – ‘Physical comedy and dance are stupendous companions when they work – and Chess and Cristina have the energy and the intelligence to make it work’
★★★★★ – ‘Theatre and dance that throws custard pies at convention. Outstanding’
★★★★ – ‘Men will laugh from their very core… in a story every woman can relate to’