MAKE ME THINK US
a performative dance work
They look at us
Wondering why we are
Wondering how you and I
Make Me Think Us is a duet between a man and a woman in which they externalize a discovery of the gender fluidity.
We grow up in a world with a binary gender norm that eventually is manifested in our personalities. How can we break loose from it? And is it still relevant?
Through the use of different characters, state work and costumes the performers play with different varieties of gender.
State work is an amalgamation of technique, concentration, fantasy and empathy which creates the embodiment of the different character that are portrayed during the performance.
Clothes are, in general, assigned to either the male or the female identity. We try to break this idea.
To create an ethically justified performance Steffi took inspiration from the Drag-scene as an art form. Drag is an expression of gender in which the combination of costumes, make-up and character creates a new personality for the artist to embody.
Jacopo Buccino / Pieter Desmet
photography & video
Jonathan de Maeyer
Herman Van Drie
CC De Warandepoort
het Oude Badhuis