Show Me Life by Liv Torc
by Liv Torc
It doesn't matter how successful you are, or how many times you have dyed your hair purple and walked out onto the stage of a local folk festival holding a notebook and a banjolele. It makes no odds how many pairs of boots you own, or sex you have had with strangers. It doesn't even matter how many times you have scooped up the smashed up porridge of your heart and poured it back into the jelly mould of your ribs.What matters is that we keep moving forward, despite ourselves, despite everyone else...that we remember that life is not a hamster wheel but an ocean, a road, a dirt track, an adventure that takes you on, on, on.Show Me Life peers into dark corners of sexuality and strolls along Italian city streets. It free-falls into love and then tests that love over and over. It gets sad and thoughtful, pregnant and angry. It splinters into a billion pieces and becomes something quite different. Something with a lot more to lose.
Liv Torc is a razor blade skating performance poet and comedian, who plunges the vast caverns and dormant volcanoes of the human condition, armed with a box of matches and a sense of lyrical wonder.An experienced and popular performer, compere and workshop leader, Liv was the South West winner of the last National Radio 4 Poetry Slam, the Bard of Exeter and she runs a successful spoken word stage at WOMAD festival.