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Dancing security guards. Bear fight. Charisma chef. Chicken piñata. Snow pants. HERE Arts Center presents the all-female, physical theatre company in residence at HERE, Ex.Pgirl, in their third full length original work, 10 Plates. 10 Plates is a multicultural journey that traverses the intersections among urban myths, true horror stories, and food. In their humorous, visual, and quirky style of physical theatre, Ex.Pgirl treads the line between danger and humor, revealing the ridiculous, disturbing and heartbreaking aspects of everyday fears. In 10 Plates, five performers share stories from their distinct cultures. These stories, expressed through movement, video, song, and different languages, examine the nature of fear and how it is embedded in different cultures. The various scenes lend a quirky, humorous tone to the piece which the performers capitalize on: never taking themselves too seriously. And yet, their stories and actions poignantly reveal the crippling power that fear has over people.

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