Event

Body Politics

26 Oct 2018 – 30 Oct 2018

Event times

26,27, 29,30 October: 19:30, 20:30, 22:00

Cost of entry

Full price: 7 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6 €
Groups 10+ people, People with disabilities - Companions & Unemployed: 5 €
Group ticket reservations at groupsales@sgt.gr

Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC)

Athens, Greece

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The Body Politics Festival at Onassis Stegi presents six artists from different corners of the planet whose works showcase the body as a field of research, but also as a tool for making political claims in today’s world.

About

The Body Politics festival presents six choreographic solos by artists from different corners of the planet, all outside the West. What unites them is the intensity with which the artists use the body in order to speak about things society as a whole still refuses to face.
 
The body, which perfectly expresses all things, thus becomes a field where norms and exceptions collide, the accepted and the forbidden, conservatism and freedom. It becomes a field of confrontation, a tool for claiming emancipation, human rights, acceptance, becomes a field of expression for gender identity, but also a space for encountering difference, encountering the Other. The body is always the threshold for that encounter, the limit point for claims, the vehicle for resistance, the point where political claims and solidarity meet.
 
Thus, South African Robyn Orlin directs an explosive one-man show about racism, homophobia, and freedom; Nadia Beaugré from Côte d’Ivoire performs an astonishing one-woman protest show about the apathy of the West before the utter indigence of the African continent, which the West has itself brought about; Indian Mallika Taneja presents a daring performance about the role of women in her country and the body as taboo; Iranian Sorour Darabi focuses on the relationship between language, power, and gender identity; and Lebanese Danya Hammoud offers an exploratory performance about the body as a place where the contradictions in human nature come into conflict; while Filipina Eisa Jocson delivers a surprising solo about the construction of gender roles and the body as an object in the market for sex entertainment.

Curated by: Katia Arfara
Production Management: Dimitra Dernikou 

Programme

Mallika Taneja, Be Careful 
26 & 27 October | Upper Stage | 19:30 

Eisa Jocson, Macho Dancer  
26 & 27 October| Exhibition Hall | 20:30

Sorour Darabi, Farci.e   
26 & 27 October | Upper Stage | 22:00 

Robyn Orlin, And so you see…              
29 & 30 October | Upper Stage | 19:30 

Nadia Beugré, Quartiers Libres       
29 & 30 October | Exhibition Hall | 20:30 

Danya Hammoud, To Rest on a Slope 
29 & 30 October | Upper Stage | 22:00 

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Curators

Katia Arfara

Exhibiting artists

Sorour Darabi

Robyn Orlin

Nadia Beugré

Danya Hammoud

Eisa Jocson

Mallika Taneja

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