Benjamin Kahn / Bruxelles, Belgique / Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sorry, But I Feel Slightly Disidentified…

July 178 pm
July 188 pm

A solo for Cherish Menzo

We young people, we Blacks, we Whites, we women, we proletarians, we animals, we homosexuals, we humans. Sorry, But I Feel Slightly Disidentified…, the first piece of a trilogy dedicated to the themes of the body and stereotypes, is the portrait of one of us, or one of them, depending on who you are. A performance created by Benjamin Kahn for Cherish Menzo, a performer capable of questioning commonly recognised theatrical conventions. Without any moral judgement, through a kaleidoscopic and beguiling experience, constant and sudden transformations, the artist retraces models linked to gender and representation, to the concepts of exoticism and eroticism, which lead to a strictly political matter: that of boundaries – real, social and emotional.

BIO
Benjamin Kahn studied dramaturgy and theatre at the University of Aix en Provence and graduated from the school of circus arts in Brussels. He sees choreography and performance as powerful political means of investigation. He worked with Philippe Saire, Benjamin Vandewalles, Nicole Beutler, Alessandro Sciaronni, going on to develop his individual path on the theme of identity and its repercussions in the political and cultural field.

Cherish Menzo, artist and performer born in Amsterdam from Surinamese parents, has danced for several choreographers including Akram Khan Company, Leo Lerus, Hanzel Nezza, Jan Martens, and Nicole Beutler. On stage, she is guided by the research of the possible and different interactions between spectator and performer.

duration 45'

the performance includes the use of strobe lights

we warmly recommend you arrive at the performance venue at least 30 minutes before the start of the show (the venue will open 1 hour before the performance starts)

ideazione, regia e coreografia di Benjamin Kahn / performance Cherish Menzo / luci, costumi, musica e testo Benjamin Kahn
con il sostegno dell'Ambasciata del Regno dei Paesi Bassi e Wallonie - Bruxelles International
foto Mas De Brouwer