SHINY is a multidisciplinary performance that explores and challenges the beauty standards enforced upon women through mass media. The work explores the masking and erasure of the individual through the bizarre sameness of the beauty standard and magnifies the surreal, the grotesque, the mundane and the violence involved in the quest for ‘perfection’.  

Concept, Choreography and performance by Kelly McInnes in Collaboration with current performers: Maggie McGhee, Luciana D’Anunciacao
Lightting design: Jessica Han
Outside eye/mentor: Delia Brett

Please note, these are the credits for the 2019 Vancouver International Dance Festival’s version of this piece, in which I was one of the performers. SHINY has been performed with other dancers previously.

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