CHOREOGRAPHY: RÓZSAVÖLGYI SCORE: SEATON
Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi investigates the female body, its role in today’s society, its reasons and aspects of successfulness or unsuccessfulness. Revealing taboos and personal confessions about living in a female body in a lecture-performance solo piece.
‘The starting point of my solo piece is that my being is communication itself. All I need to do is to barely exist in order to communicate some meaning. The size, colour, smell, state of my body and above all its gender will communicate a context in which I exist, a character, a role that I take. What do you see when you see a female body on stage? What is that a female body communicates? How could we transform the meaning of this female body?’ – says the choreographer.
Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi’s hand-made solo piece with playful humour, video inserts on the various social aspects of the female body and role investigates the issues of the society’s restraining and castrating effect on the female nature through advertisements, manipulated media, tradition or just mere tomfoolery. And this is all done in a plain, personal voice, through movement and dance bare from any fabrication, which makes us feel that we could be there on stage with her with our imperfect bodies, with her thoughts. Presenting the roles of a modern woman we get to the ultimate problem: shall we offer our biological capacities to the service of society and improve the current – 1.7 – European birth-rate or shall we leave the future of Europe to be solved by immigration?