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.”
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
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
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