A physical play with intimacy and gender-rolls in urban space.
How do gender roles and physical touch influence our behavior and ways of making contact in the urban public space? Transformers is a dance performance made to travel through the streets of a city center in which youngsters playfully comment on the cliché of the group- and the associated boy/girl identity. When does, not violence, but intimacy become threatening? How free are you (as a young person) to be who you want to be, within a group, in the city, in a country? And is it not that you are caught by definition if you try to free yourself from all clichés?
The dancers determine what is intimate and what is not by using the public space they choose themselves. The actual choreography in Transformers appears to be that of the spectator. Henri Dorst
UPCOMING SHOWS18 or 19/4/2020 Vier.D Dortmund, DE
PAST SHOWS31/03/2018 Tweetakt Festival Utrecht, NL
01/04/2018 Tweetakt Festival Utrecht, NL
07/04/2018 Tweetakt Festival Utrecht, NL
08/04/2018 Tweetakt Festival Utrecht, NL
CREDITSConcept: Jasper Džuki Jelen and Mojra Vogelnik Škerlj
Choreography: Jasper Džuki Jelen with Jade van den Hout and performers
Dramaturgy: Mojra Vogelnik Škerlj
Music mix: Robbert Klein
Dance: Aissa Kraaijenbrink, Andrea Renon, Ayse nur Salli, Dylan Holly, Fiona Dekkers, Georgia Begbie, Ilidia Medina, Jonathan Eduardo Brito, Lashawn Darice Jordan, Rebecca Wijnruit, Sergio Jerome Debevère en Thu Hang Pham
Costume advise: Kim van der Zijde
Artistic advice/guidance: Hildegard Draaijer
Production: DOX Utrecht