WHAT YOU SEE OPENING NIGHT | ARIAH LESTER, Gavin-Viano, Sue-Ann Bel, Silvia Gribaudi
On this What You See Opening Night, four artists each in their own way search for connection, take you into their world and thus mark the fourth edition of What You See Festival.
The evening opens in the foyer with Ayahuasca (Rope of Spirits). As drag queen, countertenor ARIAH LESTER shares his quest for identity and makes you think about your own unanswered questions. Then the theatre awaits us. In the musical monologue Able to fuck love, Gavin-Viano makes an attempt to understand his perception of sex and love. Vulnerable and personal, and at the same time critical of our world full of exoticism. In Peso Piuma, the Italian Silvia Gribaudi gives her interpretation of the traditional ‘dying swan’. With her whole being, she seeks intimacy and creates a swan that is both light and powerful. In LEB NNA-EUS, Sue-Ann Bel seeks both the beast and the man and the diva within herself: “As hard as I can, As long as I can, As much as I can, As black as I am.” – Grace Jones
Ayahuasca (Rope of Spirits) / maker & performer: ARIAH LESTER | production: Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam Able to fuck love / performer: Gavin-Viano | pianist: Joachim Henriëtta | componist: Gavin-Viano & Joachim Henriëtta | arrangeur: Ilja Reingoud | violinists: Eurasia Quartet, Asia Czaj, Stanislav Degtyarev, Ekaterina Degtiareva, Eglė Kaunietytė, Paloma Ortas | sound design: Tobias Stolk| production management: Jostha Delima | thanks to: SENA, Fonds Podiumkunsten en Stichting TRC Promotion Peso Piuma / maker & performer: Silvia Gribaudi | part of the project Swans Never Die LEB NNA-EUS / maker & performer: Sue-Ann Bel | production: Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam
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