HATE ME, TENDER | Teresa Vittucci (Dutch premiere)

The Virgin Mary is one of the most defining female icons in history. She is the embodiment of purity, innocence and perfection, the compassionate wife and grieving mother. In her exploration of hatred and feminism, choreographer Teresa Vittuci unravels the queer potential of this crucial female figure. Revered as the Mother of God by church authorities, she has been criticised by the feminist movement as a role model full of female stereotypes. With gentle violence Vittucci embarks in this solo on a tender crusade to reinstate the matriarch Mary in her role as a powerful heroine and ambassador of a queer feminism, armed solely with the weapon of a vulnerable, compassionate heart.

concept & performance: Teresa Vittucci | dramaturgical advice: Benjamin Egger, Veza Fernandez, Rafal Pierzynski | scenography:  Jasmin Wiesli, Teresa Vittucci | production manager: groundworkers // Kira Koplin | production: OH DEAR Zürich | co–production:  Tanzhaus Zürich, Theaterspektakel Zürich | special thanks to: Julia Haenni, Gina Gurtner and Simone Aughterlony | kindly supported by co–production partners: Tanzhaus Zürich, Zürich Theaterspektakel, Espacio do Tempo Montemor , Migros- Kulturprozent, Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Foundation | photo: Yushiko Kusano

The work is deeply layered with smart humour, audacious imagery and bold political statements, and Vittucci’s performance is, well, sort of divine.

Claire Lefèvre, springbackmagazine.com

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Fri 19 Nov
60 min

Theater Kikker
Grote zaal

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