Angela is a performative spoken word piece that deals with ageing, gender and generations. It gives a fresh and honest take to loss and fear of death. Two young women live fast now, but what happens when they eventually start going grey? Is one’s lovability born out of the illusion of youth? And how credible is an old woman in a position of power? This physical, musical piece explores dread in the face of the inevitable with a unique poetic language and has won acclaim for the ways it pushes the boundaries of art.
This first joint piece by Aura Nurmi and Emilia Mäenmaa was premiered at the Flow Festival in 2019. In May 2021, an updated version, with sound design by Laura Palanne, will be performed at Mad House Helsinki.
Photo: Touko Hujanen