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An ode to failing gloriously
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Getting dumped, being rejected… or burning your toast. Life is full of minor and major failures. Yet the world around us seems to know mainly winners and surprisingly few losers. We learn how to shine bright and score, but not how to gloriously fail.

In Victory, Cecilia Moisio elaborates on this proposition and transform typical characteristics of failure into movement: comical or even desperately painful. Four dancers and one musician make mistakes that become bigger, better or even virtuosic. Can we fall, get back up and shed our shame? Can we celebrate failure?

Cecilia Moisio about Victory
“Failure is a huge taboo, especially among adolescents. I want to create a performance for them with both humour and seriousness, to show that they are not the only ones to feel like they aren’t good enough and feel ashamed. How can you turn something that may seem like a failure into something beautiful? I want to analyse the topic, not shy away from its painful side and celebrate human errors.”

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  • Very strong modern dance, physical as well as vocal performance, live camera footage, music and even singing fuses into a final product which is humorous as well as temperamental. (…) Glorious failure; what more could you wish for!”★★★★ Muziek & Theaterparadijs

    “The astonishing slapstick dance – a repetitive concatenation of ‘oops’, sliding and missteps around tables and chairs – ends in meetings of people that also (‘oops’ and ‘ouch!’) fail. (…) From innocent entertainment to increasingly intense drama.” ★★★ Volkskrant

    Moisio’s Victory is like a tornado of abrasive moments and changing emotions. Victory is pastel blue and immensely strong.” Dans Magazine

    With Victory, Moisio plays with the structure of classical ballet (…) by avoiding dance behind in the video footage and emphatically breaking through the fourth wall. At the same time she holds up an equally grim as comical mirror to her audience, ending with not particularly a moral, but with the recognition that life after primary school is pretty damn hard.” Theaterkrant

    “The slapstick-like choreography of Cecelia Moisio is amusing and crystal clear.” Parool

  • With: Yulia Kalinchenko, Kiyan Khoshoie, Serano Pinas, Katarzyna Sitarz en Marlon Penn (live music) Understudies: Shannon Andrea Belotti, Catarina Ribeiro, Tijmen Teunissen
    Concept, direction, choreography: Cecilia Moisio
    Live music: Marlon Penn
    Soundscapes: Joni Vanhanen
    Design scenography: Cecilia Moisio
    Execution scenography: Diana Roos, Dorine van IJsseldijk
    Decor: Cecilia Moisio
    Video, sounddesign: Mark Thewessen
    Production management: Hedi Legerstee
    Artistic assistent / repetitor: Erin Harty
    In cooperation with: Hit Me Productions, Stichting Cecilia Moisio
    Campaign image: Roosmarijn Knijnenburg
    Video: Thomas Bos

  • Location: small to medium large venue
    Period: November – December/February 2018
    Duration: 60 minutes (provisional)
    Performance area: 10 m b x 10 m d x 4,5 m h
    Requisite: floating floor
    Age: 12+

    In this workshop, we bring a dancing ode to failure. We fall down and get back up, jump and crash down and stammer our way through the workshop. We transform our own failures into movements and choreograph each other in a fail dance.Topics: failure / identity vs image

9 reacties op Victory

  1. Het was eerst best ongemakkelijk om naar te kijken maar uiteindelijk was het meeslepend en eindigde het met een traan en een knal.

  2. Saw Victory at Maas theater & dans this evening. Really cool and intense performance. Great job Serano performing and Cecilia Moisio for choreographing.

  3. Het heeft een goede boodschap. Dat je niet perfectionistisch hoeft te zijn en dat je ook fouten maken mag. Ik vond de humor mooi en hoe ze de boodschap hebben geëxecuteerd, hoe ze het in beeld genomen hebben met de dans. Er zat veel emotie in.

  4. Na het zien van de voorstellingen ‘100% Selfmade’ en ‘Victory’, is voor mij Maas td een ware ontdekking. Wat een expressie, beheersing en inventiviteit!
    Ik ga deze mensen zeker volgen de komende tijd.

  5. Very absorbing performance! Under the cover of humour there are quite a few serious underlying themes which make you think twice about your own attitude to shame and embarrassment.

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