Cake, 2013

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'Sikorski's performance was perhaps the most assured of the night. Hilarious and beautiful, poignant yet self mocking, and performed with the audience control of a seasoned comic.' Cloud Dance

Possibly the shortest ever performance in four acts on the smallest ever stage. A twist on the classic burlesque cake-act, Cake, is a surprise for the faint hearted. Meet the soloist who is well dressed, well iced, is in love with her audience and is a bit of a hazard.

Credit: Choreography and text by Eleanor Sikorski. Running time: 20min

Cake, Sadler's Wells, 2013. Photo: Camilla Greenwell.

Commissioned by BELLYFLOP Magazine for Sadler's Wells Wildcard, 2013.

"...it’s a love-fest, an invitation to partake in an intimate serving of four acts [...] She is an exuberant circus performer. A gymnast gone rogue. A movie-star of old, thriving on the adoration of her fans." Fiona Millward

'Cake is witty, absurd, and touching. As a performer Eleanor exudes warmth. Three days later I continue to discover lovehearts and marshmallows in my bag. The gift that keeps on giving.' BELLYFLOP

'Sikorski’s performance is like watching someone have a very public breakdown, beautiful, emotional, and playfully skipping beside comfort zones.' Kirsty Allison