ReWilding Little Red Salon
Walk with Jenni, deep into an ancient forest to meet that archetypal young woman, her grandmother and the Wolf. Jenni will retell the ancient, sexy, French trickster version of Red Riding Hood. Explore the history and genesis of the popular tale and participate in a lively facilitated discussion.
‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is one of the world’s most popular and oft retold folktales. Versions range from the moralistic version by Charles Perrault, the Grimms Brothers retelling of his version, simplistic watered-down picture books for preschoolers, Disney films to erotic cartoons for adults. But who was she originally and what did she represent? Who was the wolf and why is he a werewolf in the older tales? Who made her cape red and why? What does this deeply popular story and its variants tell us about Western culture, our relationship to our bodies, our sexuality, to nature and the wild? Can we reimagine Red for the times we are now living in and if we re-wild our folktales, can we re-wild ourselves?
WHEN: TBA 2023
DURATION: 50- 60 mins
HOW: Online via Zoom