Having launched at The Vaults in Waterloo on the 27th March 2018, An Evening of Meat is a provocative dinner installation and a unique feast of femininity, where expressive dance and indulgent food meet to thoroughly inundate all the senses. Having gained a cult following across the world, American director Kate March along with her all-female creative collective, I AM, has brought her unique mixture of choreography, performance art and food to London for a limited run, which has now been extended until 2nd June 2018.
Featuring a fine-dining menu and dancers using a table as a stage, An Evening Of Meat is a powerful conceptual dining experience that explores the all-fours position. As guests sink their teeth into a six course dinner, they are confronted with performers struggling to reach the vertical position. The dancers explore various aspects of the on-all-fours position, such as vulnerability, strength, stability, sensuality, power, domestication, and unbridled wildness. In this exploration in femininity, the audience and performer build a unique relationship, and as the diner becomes part of the dancer’s struggle, screaming for her to stand up, she in turn destabilises their gaze and becomes more than just a piece of meat on the table.
Following from hugely successful runs in Asia, Europe and Australia, American multi-hyphenate artist-cumentrepreneur, Kate March has gone full circle, having returned to the city where she first conceived An Evening Of Meat. Based now between Hong Kong and New York City, Kate completed an MA in choreography in London, and it was here that she began exploration of the all fours position, placing performers on tables and creating a powerful collision of the culinary, performance and fashion worlds. She began creating conceptual dining experiences in Dalston and reinventing ‘dinner theatre’ which lead to the eventual creation of I AM.