Strange goings-on at the Horse Head Salon. Three wild, impenetrable, extravagant, fervent women prepare their new exhibit.

Where are we, and what’s going on in here? The women of the Horse Head Salon are getting ready to exhibit their new work, concocted while they play, drink, laugh and dream. Their achievements have been overshadowed by their more famous partners, and its time to turn the tables.
‘The Exquisite Corpse’ is a surreal mash-up of tales of Clara Schumann, Leonora Carrington, Caitlin Thomas, Camille Claudel, Ella Grainger, Mary Livingstone and Madeleine Milhaud. Saturated with conflicting desires, impassioned acts, commiserations and consolations, it playfully subverts the status quo and celebrates the unique talents of the women.

Script and Score by Faye Bendrups

Content Research by Guillermo Anad, Faye Bendrups, Marysia Green, Peter Green

Produced by Peter Green

Directed by Faye Bendrups

Movement Director: Lisa Petty

Design and Lighting Design: Greg Carroll

Performed by Faye Bendrups, Julie Dawson, Eugene Schlusser, Alison Richards

Musicians: Guillermo Anad, Nick Reynolds, Dave Evans

Image by Faye Bendrups

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.