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European Premiere

Mariana Valencia (New York)


Friday 18 October 2019Saturday 19 October 2019

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, B12 9QH United Kingdom
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Presented in partnership with MAC

55 mins
Mariana Valencia

Credit Ian Douglas

Album is a one woman theatre show that unites text, song, and dance inside of the content of an album—a picture album, a song album, an autobiographical album, a herstorical album—finding ways to be an archive, or altar, for Valencia’s body. Through factual, humorous, and grave observations, a frame of self-identification is established and charged with the task to preserve and perform a self herstory as an album in image and song. Valencia’s relationship to urbanity, vampires, love, and marginality arise with equal importance as she orbits the primary curiosity: Who will write herstory? Album starts this process—so the author of Valencia’s herstory can have good notes.

Fierce are producing a UK tour of the work which will include dates at Colchester Arts Centre, Arena Theatre (Wolverhampton), Marlborough Theatre (Brighton), Chisenhale Dance Centre (London) and more TBA.

‘[Valencia] approaches making performance as assembling notes for a future biographer. Dance is often romanticized for its ephemerality, but Ms. Valencia, shaping her own narrative, intends to leave a record... With her terse, inviting sense of humor, switching matter of factly between tasks... By the end, a stranger has become a friend.’

– The New York Times

Fierce Says

Valencia is such a warm presence, and her original songs are brilliantly funny, there’s even an appearance from Gloria Estefan. However, don’t be deceived – this is a super smart show, that rips up the autobiographical performance rulebook. We Stan.


Friday 18 October 2019


Midlands Arts Centre, Foyle Studio

£13 – £11

Sold out!

Saturday 19 October 2019


Midlands Arts Centre, Foyle Studio

£13 – £11

Tickets not on sale

Friday 25 October 2019


Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

£13 – £11