In ROSE LA ROSE the choreographer duo Rykena/Jüngst together with the performers Amelia Cavallo and Tian Rotteveel dive into the obscure and erotic world of show culture and spectacle. They reveal their subversive potentials and pay homage to the in-between, the time before and after revelation, before and after seduction, before and after climax. The multidisciplinary team opens up imaginative spaces in which clichéd notions of erotic bodies are questioned and rewritten.
Through the artistic use of audio description by audiodescriber Ursina Tossi, which translates visual content into language, the sighted and non-sighted performers intertwine visual and auditory spaces of perception. In a parallel analogue-digital working process between Amelia Cavallo in London and the other performers in Hamburg, they interrogate the (in)visible through the (un)spoken and deliberately create gaps in perception in which the non-visible is made audible and vice versa. The visual and auditory surfaces combine through the voices and bodies of the performers to form a structure of interwoven narratives and interpretations of hybrid eroticism. Bodies and voices disappear, distort, direct, question, and challenge.
The event is free of charge, takes place in German and English (there will be English and German subtitles with audio description) and following the video premiere on Thursday 25 Feb, there will be an online audience talk at 8pm, in which you can actively participate via Zoom, or as a viewer via YouTube.