MC Lady Lazarus vs DJ Thought Fox

16_stormandhoney_007_lowres Elleni Toumpas

MC Lady Lazarus vs DJ Thought Fox or Dj Thought Fox vs MC Lady Lazarus (depending on who you ask) is a thirty-five minute exploration of the poetry of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, interpreted through the lens of two contemporary poets, Eleanor Jackson and Doubting Thomas. Combining music, visuals and commentary ranging from the deeply personal, articulately obscure and the lovingly plagiarized the show is as much an experiment in how to read a poem as a pie-eyed, whistle-stop biography of two great poets. The show premiered in 2012 as a part of the Queensland Poetry Festival showcase, Storm and Honey, before being featured as a part of Un-required reading in the Brisbane Fringe Festival and travelling to Sydney for another incarnation in the iconic art-space, Hibernium House.

In 2013, it will be featured at the Art, Not Apart Festival in Canberra.

http://vimeo.com/62858451

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.