the wild wigglers 1982-1990

Cast: Liz Aggiss, Eva Dzambicki, Ian Smith, Neil Butler, Ralf Higgins Patrick Lee, Jane Bassett, Simon Hedger

The Wild Wigglers is a visual comic trio emerging from the back end of punk with a suite of interchangeable three-minute simple cartoonesque dance bites which could be performed on stages, tents, stadiums and television. The basic costume is a spiral yellow and black stripe that emphasises each performers extreme height with added props; cardboard dogs, conical dunces’ hats, small chairs, deflated conical hats, hooped frocks.

Premiere 29th August 1982 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

‘The Wild Wigglers from Brighton, a cross between tribal fetish and electropop, wear dogs on their heads among other things and are this years truly bizarre art entertainment’
Performance Magazine

References for The Wild Wigglers
Aggiss, L. Cowie, B. Bramley, I. (2006) Anarchic Dance. Routledge
Conway, D. (Winter 1983) New Dance Magazine
Hall, F. Dance/Splendid Variety Daily Telegraph 1983 Oct 31, 15
Hutera, D. (1991) Divas. Time Out 15 March, 63
King, J. Bonked by the Wild Wigglers Morning Star. 1983 Nov 11, 4
Performance Magazine Dec 1983
Salvadori, H. Dance Subversion The Guardian. 1986 May 19.
Sorley Walker, K. Dance/Mivvy Mime Company. Daily Telegraph. 1984 Feb 17.
Three Bonks on the Head The Scotsman. 1982 Sept 9.
(1990 Dec 3) Danse a Epinal : Divas et Castafiore L’est Republican

Extracts of the live performances can be seen on the DVDROM included in the book 'Anarchic Dance' edited by Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie with Ian Bramley, (Routledge)