|Place of Publication||Brian Friel Theatre|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Sep 2010|
Bibliographical noteMedium of Output: Dramatic and performing arts
Brief details of Performance: PERFECT is an intensive interdisciplinary performance project with students working with a medical ethicist, a choreographer and a theatre director to devise a performance piece incorporating movement and
text using the notion of designer babies and the ethics of reproduction. Audience numbers totaled approx 750. The performance included gestures from the
notion of moral vertigo, from strongly-held often diametrically opposed convictions, from developmental tests and from the idea of the fantasy baby that might exist in the arena of genetic engineering and that can
exist in the gap left by infertility. Students explored ideas of nature vs nurture, of the genetic lottery vs the genetic supermarket and of theorising vs the actual reality of a child.