Teresa Vittucci with Colin Self / Switzerland


July 1221.30
July 1322.00

In DOOM, the second part of a trilogy in praise of vulnerability that started with the solo HATE ME, TENDER, Teresa Vittucci invites Colin Self to explore the origins and the image of femininity through the figures of the mythological Pandora and the biblical Eve. These stories become cautionary tales: who can be hurt and upset by female curiosity? What risk lies at the core of the decision to open one’s eyes? It all began with a forbidden fruit and an opened box: Eva and Pandora simultaneously embody a primary expression of femininity and the origin of the threat hanging over the female role. The performance examines these two figures from a critical and queer-feminist perspective, considering their parallel fates, their perception and their historical impact. DOOM tries to outline embodiments of femininity and their implications by analysing two ancestral narrations. Vittucci and Self describe the long-term consequences they generated and the resulting categories. The performers submerge themselves in a poetic exploration to investigate a field of knowledge which is still uncertain and unknown.

Teresa Vittucci was born in 1985 in Vienna and lives in Zürich. She graduated from the Vienna Conservatory, The Ailey School, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and the University of the Arts Bern, where she received a master’s degree in Expanded Theatre. Vittucci works in the field of contemporary dance and performance, investigating feminist and queer perspectives in pop culture, history and religion. Her collaborations include Simone Aughterlony, Nils A. Lange, MJ Wolf, Michael Turinsky and Colin Self. She received the Swiss Dance Prize in 2019 for her solo HATE ME, TENDER and she is Young Associate Artist at Tanzhaus Zürich.

Colin Self was born in Oregon in 1987 and currently lives in Berlin. They compose music, performances and environments that expand consciousness and the borders of perception and communication. They works across disciplines, using immaterial and material means, including voices, bodies and computers, imagining new worlds. Self collaborates with artists such as Holly Herndon, Martine Syms, Planningtorock and Geo Wyeth. Their most recent works include The World to Come, created for the State Orchestra of Berlin in 2020, and Tip the Ivy, which premiered in Graz in February 2022.

  • Parco Baden Powell

Duration: 60 minutes.
Language: English with Italian subtitles.

Coreografia, performance Teresa Vittucci / composizione, performance Colin Self / palco Anna Wohlgemuth / luci Thomas Giger / direzione tecnica Anahí Pérez, Marek Lamprecht / consiglio drammaturgico Benjamin Egger / assistenza drammaturgica Marc Streit / Tanzhaus Zürich / responsabile produzione Kira Koplin / amministrazione Karin Erdmann / una produzione OH DEAR! Zürich e OH DEAR productions Wien / co-produzione Tanzhaus Zürich, Arsenic Lausanne, Théâtre St-Gervais Genève, Sophiensæle Berlin, WUK Wien, Dampfzentrale Bern, Art Stations Foundation CH / Muzeum Susch / con il supporto di Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia Schweizerische Kulturstiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Stiftung Ernst Göhner and Stadt Wien Kultur / un ringraziamento speciale a Theater Neumarkt / traduzione italiana a cura di Ilaria Patano.

Spettacolo sostenuto da Fondazione svizzera per la cultura Pro Helvetia.

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