hi baubo - Toneelhuis/Hannah De Meyer
The figure can be traced back to prehistoric times in rock paintings, in stories and as a stone figurine. She is represented as a female figure with exaggerated vagina and spread legs, mostly in the company of fish, tortoises and birds. In Greek mythology she appears as Dionysus’ wet nurse and Demeter’s assistant. Baubo is a figure that journeys as a midwife or doula between the dead and the living. She is a figure that links female sexuality with ecology, with psychedelics and bawdy laughter. Hannah De Meyer links her with creative, erotic darkness.