Brighton-based award-winning dance comedy duo The Hiccup Project is Chess Dillon-Reams and Cristina MacKerron, schoolfriends who trained together, lived together and now dance together.
In their first production May-We-Go-Round? Chess and Cristina take audiences on a bitter-sweet journey on the merry-go-round of romance. Honest, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, it celebrates love and lust in all their messy and confusing forms. Ultimately, it’s a show about friendship, the bond between these two women generating an enthralling, endearing portrait of girlpower.
The Hiccups’ second production It’s Okay I’m Dealing With It is a tongue and cheek guide to how to be “okay” in which Chess and Cristina use fiercely energetic dance and comedic theatre to lift the lid on our quick-fix culture, asking the question, “if perfection is so attainable, why are we still struggling?”
Brand new show Lovely Girls follows Cristina and Chess’ poignant, hilarious and truthful journey as they explore what it means to be a young women today, opening up the confusing pot of contradictions, clichés and expectations: be sexy, but don’t be a slut; strive for a career, but make time for everyone else; be curvy, but not fat; be assertive, but not bossy…. Chess and Cristina dig deep and ask what more can we hope for a woman to be, when we still value women by their beauty and ‘loveliness’?
“It is rare to see dancers who are also such brilliant actors – woebegone, giggling or full-on.” The Skinny
“So euphoric and so infectious…. It’s like Smack the Pony meets Jasmin Vardimon.” Fest Mag
“The lost art of bedroom choreography is flung out of the wardrobe…. they perform with their whole bodies and we drink them in entirely.” Writing About Dance
Upcoming tour dates for Lovely Girls:
08 March Bath Spa Live
14 March Edge Hill Arts Centre Ormskirk
22 March Bridport Arts Centre
24 March Exeter Phoenix
29 March The Old Market Hove
4 April The Courtyard Hereford
24 May DanceEast Ipswich