Objectified, prized, and degraded by society, women are often seen as a ‘Madonna’ or a ‘whore’, with no middle ground. Our society is bombarded with sexualized imagery of females, objectifying them to create a product capable of satisfying human wants. No longer a person, the female body is but a commodity, a piece of flesh to be bought, sold, and consumed.
Glory, noun; magnificence or great beauty, take great pride or pleasure in.
Box, noun: female genitalia.
Glory Box was created by Bonnie Curtis in collaboration with her dancers.
Bonnie Curtis, Kate Garrett, Kristy Maskell, Sara Moad, and Steph Wyburn with vocal accompaniment from Johnny Smith.
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? Written by Bob Merrill, arranged and performed by Johnny Smith.
Glorybox written by Adrian Utley, Beth Gibbons and Geoffrey Barrow, performed by Portishead.
Glory Box premiered on July 2, 2016 at Creative Conversations, Annandale Creative Arts Centre, Australia.
Created thanks to Annandale Creative Arts Centre’s Creative Conversations Residency, 2016.