by Carolyn Defrin & Abigail Boucher
Kissing Rebellion is an original theatre production commissioned by Ovalhouse in London that premiered in November 2019 as part of the theatre's closing 'demolition' season.
Exploring the impact of global crises and personal heartbreaks, the show weaves together original audio-recorded stories of important kisses with dance, text, and music.
made in collaboration with
movement director: Matthew Rawcliffe
scenic designer: Connor Bowmott
lighting designer: Joe Hornsby
composer/sound designer: Mikhail Fiksel
asst. sound designer: Fanis Sakellariou
asst. director: Matthew Ryding
producing Manager: Ashleigh Bowmott
Karen Callaghan, Carolyn Defrin, Luke Elliot, Manjushri Jones, Olivier Leclair, Matthew Rawcliffe, Juliette Tellier, Yemurai Zvaraya
videos filmed and edited by Rosie Powell (with additional archival footage by Winstan Whitter)
photography by Alessandra Davison
"a very special piece of theatre"
-Spy in the Stalls
"A standout point in this performance is the diversity in both its’ performers and the stories that they tell"