How did one person’s teeth save the world? Which rite includes knocking out teeth? What unexpected body parts are your incisors connected to? Teeth Show gently guides you through these and many other canine, molar and pre-molar secrets you never heard of.
Starting with teeth as a metaphor for roots, Teeth Show invites you on a poetic, medical, bitter-sweet and autobiographical journey through surreal stories, original sound and film.
The performance takes the autobiographical fact that wherever Natasha Davis migrated, she experienced an extraordinary tooth story – from her father’s colleague dentist making a pass when she was a teenage patient, to having two root canals in the Syrian desert without anaesthetic, to a late night out-of-hours teeth extracting film shoot.
Written and performed by Natasha Davis with workshop participants: Ximena Alarcon, Isabelle Matthews, Mitsuo Nakamura, Qing Ren and Terence Walton. Created in collaboration with Lucy Cash (movement director and outside eye), Marty Langthorne (lighting designer), Bob Karper (composer) and workshop participants. Additional performers: Tiffany Charrington and Alice MacKenzie. Performance assistants: Shauna Concannon and Nina Picard. Commissioned by Chelsea Theatre London. Funded by Arts Council England.