New Baltic dance'17: Tereza Ondrová, Peter Šavel | Czech Republic
19th of May 7 PM, Culture Factory, Klaipėda
Tereza Ondrová, Peter Šavel (Czech Republic)
"Boys who like to play with dolls"
Concept, choreography and performance: Tereza Ondrová, Peter Šavel
Light design: Jiří Hajdyla
Produced by: Karolína Hejnová – ALT@RT o.s.
Supported by: Prague City Hall – ALT@RT o.s.
Premiere: 2013
Duration: 40 min
The society instils gender stereotypes inside us from childhood. Pink is for girls, cars are for boys, girls play with dolls and boys just don’t cry. Gender – the sexuality of personality – is much more than a biological phenomenon, it’s a social phenomenon too. The essence of what it means to be a man or a woman is not based solely on the amount of oestrogen or testosterone in the body, it’s rather the result of the social influence or decision, education, the process of socialisation. Welcome to the fantasy world in which the masculine and feminine principles might not be the same as the ones of men and women. The project results from a creative meeting of two distinctive choreographers and performers who have met in the successful project “Much More Than Nothing”. Movement and dance become in this project a means to express the contrast between the expression of body and soul, between genetic givens and social prejudices in an attempt to challenge the various social stereotypes and explore the theme of gender purely in a physical way.
Watch the teaser of this performance here
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