Samira Elagoz performance is an unsettling, touching and private documentary-performance of a young woman’s research into intimacy and violence. Through online platforms, like Chatroulette and Tinder and close encounters Samira Elgolaz takes the audience on her journey of regaining power, reinventing autonomous expression of sexuality and attempts to relate to men.
Not suitable for children.
After the performance Wednesday 18 April:
Eleanor Bauer: Proto Talks
Eleanor Bauer proposes a replacement for the conventional after-talk. Instead of trying to explain what we just saw with the already known, rehearsed, and press-released talk, Bauer talks to the artist whose work we’ve just seen about what remains yet unanswered, and perhaps yet to come. Proto Talks depart from what the artist doesn’t know for sure, making public discourse and shared imagination out of nascent ideas that are usually reserved for notebooks, dreams, or conversation with cohorts. Talking about things that aren’t yet fully understood, haven’t yet been realized, or don’t yet have a fully articulated justification, Proto Talks are an exercise in negative capability, in speculative theatre, in thinking together, in sharing the creative and imaginative space of uncertainty where artistic process fumbles around in the dark searching for form. Sometimes we don’t entirely understand things even when they’re finished and performed, so talking about the show we’ve just seen is not off-limits, but Getting all the answers is not the point of Proto talks. After-talks, publicity texts, program notes, and reviews can talk about what we think we know, but Proto Talks are an opportunity to talk about what we know we don’t know.
LABO Stockholm is a festival for contemporary dance, curated and produced by Cullbergbaletten within the frame of the European network Life Long Burning. 11-21 April 2018, LABO Stockholm presents performances, workshops and talks at different venues in Stockholm. Cullbergbaletten presents Dana Michel in collaboration with MDT, and has included Marie Topp’s performance at MDT in the festival. LABO Stockholm is a collaboration with MDT, Scenkonstmuseet – Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, Danscentrum Stockholm and Moderna Museet.