A paper with performer and theatre historian Caroline Radcliffe on our interpretion of The Machinery. This astounding industrial dance from the early nineteeth century was devised by women working in the Lancashire cotton mills. Wearing clogs, they copied the sounds and actions of the factory machines.
Radcliffe, C and Angliss, S: “Revolution: Challenging the automaton: Repetitive labour and dance in the industrial workspace”. In Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts Vol 17, Issue 6, 2012.