Laughter at Being Crushed

(Solo Performance, 30 mins)

The body doesn’t come with instructions
It' the only way in or out
The body is the portal
Keep breathing

Dance your father’s alcoholism
Dance your mother’s tears & shame
Dance fear and flowers, becoming, suffering,
Pain and love.

You must dance there is no option

The body doesn’t come with instructions
And here you are in it.

(Text, dance and music by Paul Michael Henry; Translations of Jalaluddin Rumi by Coleman Barks are used with the kind permission of Mr. Barks.)

Tour Dates 2017


Laughter at Being Crushed has also been performed in Glasgow, Dublin, Cork, Bologna and Turin (2014) as part of Moving Bodies Butoh Festival, and Howling Earth Gloucester (2017). 

It is available for touring (contact Stephanie K. Hunter with booking enquiries).