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Mother. F***er.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_calendar/item/mother._fer

What does it mean to be a mother? Christine Suarez wants to find out—and the result is a fearless, hilarious, irreverent and compelling evening of dance-theater that uncovers the myriad facets of maternity. Through her own stories and those of others—she incorporates interviews with over 50 women—Suarez exposes the duality of her personal experience as a parent and as an artist, and her struggle to balance the two roles. Channeling a mix of Sandra Bernhard and Pina Bausch, Suarez finds the poetry and mines the absurdity of our collective and sometimes idealized image of motherhood. Best known for dancing in unexpected places with unexpected people, Christine’s past work has been hailed as “ingeniously crafted… poignant… [and] hilarious” by the Los Angeles Times, “savvy” by The New York Times and “smart and stylish” by the Village Voice . Rated PG-13 for mature themes and language. Three performances only: Oct 26 & Oct 27; Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404; $15-$20; (310)315-1459; www.highwaysperformance.org

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