(TO) COME AND SEE
Simone Truong, Elpida Orfanidou, Anna Massoni, Eilit Marom and Adina Secretan | SWITZERLAND
(To) Come and See is a real-time process of working through* the personal and collective eroticism.
Five women are claiming the site of the theatre as their playground, their ecosystem, their habitat. Inside this newly established territory they are activating their sensibilities: touching, making compliments, shifting their attention and gazing back. This behaviour is stretched over time and space as these women attempt to escape the normative representations of the erotic iconography.
Between proximity and distance, disappearing and presence, a sensual landscape, joyful and uncanny, emerges in front of the eye of the spectator, who is both accomplice and intruder. A landscape that invites both sides to lose themselves and maybe find each other on the way.
*The term "working through” is borrowed from the theories of psycho-analysis and is described as the process in which we learn to recognise and accept the suppressed aspects of our own subconscious. The concept was introduced by Sigmund Freud.
Concept Simone Truong Choreography & Performance Anna Massoni, Eilit Marom, Elpida Orfanidou, Adina Secretan, Simone Truong Stage & Lighting Design Roger Studer Masks Dana Hesse, Katharina Kroll Dramaturgy Igor Dobricic Outside Eye Jessica Huber Photo Flurin Bertschinger and Blommers & Schumm
A co-production with the Gessnerallee Zurich, the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-St. Denis and le Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne
Support for premiere production City of Zurich Kultur, Canton Zurich Fachstelle Kultur, Pro Helvetia – The Swiss Arts Council, Ernst-Göhner-Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, Canton Solothurn Amt für Kultur, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Migros-Kulturprozent, Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, Stiftung Corymbo.
Development Residencies Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Dansateliers Rotterdam, Isadora and Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center Athen, Luna Park Athen, Lieues Lyon, Wuzhen Theatre Shanghai, Minshen Art Museum Shanghai
The presentation of (To) Come and See at SUPERCELL has been directly supported by Arts Queensland.
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