This award-winning performance demonstrates movements that we consider to be typically male or female. Sexed forms of expression, poses, ritual gestures, advertising, music – ranging from drag queens performing oriental dances, to yoga poses, football dabs, and Michael Jackson moves.
This work is inspired by Trisha Brown, one of the pioneers of contemporary dance in the USA,who favored a use of natural everyday movement on stage. Bachzetsis debut from 2001 was entitled Perfect, but here she challenges many of the established movements at play in today's pop culture, which are mimicked and subconsciously ritualized in our own bodies. As the movements are repeated, this has an affirming effect on widespread gender stereotypes and ideas of sexual desire.
Not merely a feminist parody of pop or a poke at cultural norms, this is also a demonstration of the strength in the body's energy. Bachzetsis utilizes this energy emerging from the dancer's own body as a means of anarchic gestural improvisation. Subtle adjustments and nuances contribute to a rewriting of history and open up to cultural and political change. The performance was honored with The Swiss Art Award in 2016.
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