TALKING TO SHIRAN

The place where the joy for the beginning, and the grief for the end of life sit together.
Conceived and originally facilitated by Tina Hofman
Developed under mentorship of Adrian Howells
Produced by Small Encounters 2012
Talking to Shiran is a 15 minute site-and-situation-specific performance experience for one audience member, a pregnant performer and an unborn baby.
The piece looks at the place where the joy for the beginning, and the grief for the end of life sit together. In its origin, the piece was deeply autobiographical and political as it explored my own time of growing new life, and grieving. The complexity of this space continued to occupy me for over 11 years later. 
I now offer the original concept to be explored with other pregnant performers.
Talking to Shiran was developed at Small Encounters Residency at MAC, Birmingham, under the mentorship of Adrian Howells
The piece/concept is highly adaptable to spaces, festivals, communities and situations. It required minimal technical intervention
For more info contact producer@tinahofman.org