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My big sister taught me this lap dance

Rosana Cade

Photo by Manuel Vason

Open your legs. 
Put your hands by your side.
No touching.

Inside a small red lit booth Rosana Cade performs the lap dance their older sister used to perform professionally. This intimate exchange between performer and audience explores how we view the naked female body in different contexts. Through the repetition of the dance, the manipulation of our gaze, and the use of interview excerpts, a unique feminist dialogue between two sisters is revealed.

First performed in Glasgow in 2012, this version of the work reflects on the three year journey Rosana and their sister went on collaborating to make and tour a theatre show together called Sister.

“Brave, clever, provocative”

The Herald

For more information on this project download the touring pack or contact Mary Osborn at

Date Title Venue City
30 October – 1 November 2020 My big sister taught me this lap dance Kampnagel Hamburg
12–14 December 2019 My big sister taught me this lap dance With Pleasure, Vooruit Ghent
Photo by Manuel Vason