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Working with choreographer Krassen Krastev | 2017-2019

I supported Swiss choreographer (and good friend!) Krassen Krastev in the development of his new project CLSTRS with management, touring and dramaturgy help. His new production premiered at Arsenic in Lausanne (CH) in February 2019, and was on tour in April 2019 at festival zürich moves! (CH), at DNK Performance Art Space in Sofia (BG), and at Théâtre de l’Usine Geneva (CH).

For this new creation, Krassen Krastev worked with the visual artist Christopher Füllemann, who designed the scenography and performed together with the choreographer.

A choreographic piece for two people, CLSTRS draws its inspiration from various entertainment traditions – such as cabaret, burlesque and the musical revue – which render visible the social construction of bodies and genders. Moved by a tension between the present and an indeterminate future, it opens onto a new horizon of utopia, offering an infinite range of possibilities represented by hybrid and ever-changing bodies, as the result of a cluster between the masculine, feminine, biological and technological poles. What could a human ideal represent in an indeterminate future? What will this corporeal envelope be made of in the future?

© Johanne Morrison

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