Bourne’s Swan Lake

The elegance of his production was found mostly in the transformation of his cast. After the show I waited outside the stage door and met all the young men who played the swans, and found trouble recognising them without their black face paint. Though they all had shaved heads. Each of them donned an Urban…

Angus, thongs and the Perfect Patriarchy

Q: What does Sex and the City, Angus Thongs and Bridget Jones all have in common? A:  These popular texts normalise post-feminist gender anxieties so as to re-regulate young women by means of the language of personal choice.  Let me translate that. (This is not a joke to tell at a dinner party either.) I…