Eros - Schweigman&
In Eros, six women go in search of the power and pleasure of their sensuality. In a contemporary ritual, the brakes are released and femininity is celebrated in all its facets at Theatre Meervaart.
Eros - Schweigman&
Celebrate the body: Schweigman& and DOX celebrate the female body*
Theater maker Boukje Schweigman disrupts the senses and makes people look at the world differently than they are used to. In her experiential theatre, she reduces the most everyday phenomena to their essence. The titles of her work say it all: Ground, Corner, Mirror, Fall. She turns concrete notions into tangible experiences that are viewed from all sides, reversed, unraveled. In this way they are sung loose from any obviousness and processed into sense-deluding total experiences.
Did you experience the phenomenon of 'color' in the previous performance Spectrum (2020), in 2022 you will experience female sensuality, with your entire body. Boukje Schweigman about the work process: 'It seemed as if we were opening Pandora's box. Many women have, as it were, a lid on their lower abdomen and for good reason. Centuries of oppression and abuse have left their mark.' Those dark sides, the shame and the guilt, they have sought out and left behind in the safety of the rehearsal room. They wanted to step over the threshold, rediscover the joy, the strength of the body and the playful zest for life.
In Eros it's done with all taboos: the roof is coming off! Supported by drums and percussion by Frank Rosaly and Katherina Bornefeld, it has become an infectious, energetic performance. A total experience beyond the everyday.
Schweigman& and DOX
Eros is a co-production of Schweigman& and DOX. The fact that the Utrecht companies join forces leads to new dimensions in both work: the physical-sensory, ritual work of Schweigman& mixed with the focus on youth culture and urban dance (theatre) of DOX.
The performers of Eros identify themselves as (biological) women. It is made from the experience of their body. We are aware that the experience of the body and of femininity and masculinity can be experienced by everyone in his/her/their own way.
PLEASTE NOTE: this performance contains strobe light
|Thursday 18 May||20:30|
|Friday 19 May||20:30|