A performance work by Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, When the Bleeding Stops tackles the silence and taboo that seems to engulf menopause in Western society, as well as Lovísa ́s personal experience of ageing as a dancer.
When the Bleeding Stops invites the audience into a world of vulnerability, shame, empathy and humour. The work transports us into the privacy of the participants’ homes, dives deep into the many layers of the female experience associated with menopause and invites us to celebrate life in all its stages.
Lovísa wants to take part in changing the narrative on menopause in Western Society and is therefore on a mission to travel with the performance internationally, connecting to local, menopausal women in each place and inviting them to join her on stage.