The Read

Amrita Hepi

Incubator residency / Bodies of Work commission

Amrita Hepi’s new work The Read explores the body in professional service, in a collaboration between a choreographer/dancer and a sex worker.

So often when lost in the act or observations of moments of irreverence or desire we forget the transmissions or transgressions that have led us there. The labour that leads us to the sex, dance, pleasure, race and brief encounter with the thrill of a body.

Drawing on Amrita’s interests in participatory research, intimate conversations and resilience, The Read will explore the similarities and differences in body-centred professions, and the broader observation that their labour is not contained to a singular act, event or performance.

Amrita collaborates with writer, sex worker and activist Tilly Lawless to investigate the bodies and their mechanics, what constitutes work, and the body as a vessel for the desires of others.

Creative team:
Creator, choreographer and performer: Amrita Hepi
Co-creator and performer: Tilly Lawless
Dramaturg: Frances Barrett
Design: Matthew Adey

Image: Amrita Hepi