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Exposure

Exposure is an affective study of the nude, by the Swiss / Greek choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis in collaboration with Cullberg. As a choreographer and visual artist Alexandra Bachzetsis has frequently examined the choreographic strategies of the body and how culture provides source material for our gestures, expressions and commodification of fantasy.

In Exposure she’s addressing the stereotypical representation of the body within pop culture, fashion, art and media. This act study, Exposure, reveals elements for performance in endurance, transforming static concepts of power into an empowering language of intimacy.

By constantly shifting the perspective, through the mediation of the body in close up on camera in the space, Bachzetsis creates a parallel reality where our internalized images of the body can find room to dissolve and get liberated.

On Exposure

Text by Dorota Sajewska, dramaturg

Exposure explores the performative power of the nude and the gestural by setting images of the body in motion. It examines the representational strategies of the naked body in art, film, fashion and digital culture, as well as the treatment of the performer’s live body in action through its exposure. Reframing the ongoing performance of the body in today’s culture of hypervisibility, the piece reveals media staging as a means of producing and distributing our desires. It also challenges us to experience the limits of the body and to reflect on the conditions of its vulnerability.

In Exposure Bachzetsis performatively studies the dialectical relationships between nudity and clothing, tenderness and violence, intimacy and alienation in order to empower the dancers and the spectators via affective images and situations. The representation of nudity is primarily concerned with the extreme physicality and the staged ambiguity of corporeality. It includes studies of everyday gestures, the excessive body cult in dance, intimate encounters and acts of exhaustion. The piece exposes the social power relations that shape bodily discipline, gender representations and sexuality in real life and on stage. By allowing gestures and actions to endure, exposure as a performative strategy opens up the possibility of rethinking our habits and ways of sensing the body.

Concept and Choreography:
Alexandra Bachzetsis

Composition and Sound Design:
Alban Schelbert

Set Design:
Ivan Wahren and Alexandra Bachzetsis

Light and Video Design:
Ivan Wahren

Costume:
Laurent Hermann Progin with Ulla Ludwig

Dramaturgy and Collaboration Concept:
Dorota Sajewska

Project and Choreographic Consultant:
Stephen Thompson

Rehearsal Director:
João Dinis Pinho in collaboration with Agnieszka Sjökvist Dlugoszewska

Dancers:
Anand Bolder, Eszter Cze?dula?s, Katie Jacobson, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Noam Segal, Lilian Steiner, Vincent Van der Plas, Antoine Weil, Johanna Willig-Rosenstein

Stunt coach:
Nilla Hansson

Collaboration process and performance:
Judith Coumans, Anna Fitoussi, Elin Hallqvist, Camille Prieux

Production:
Cullberg, in collaboration with All Exclusive

Co-Production:
Gessnerallee Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Arsenic - Centre d’art scénique contemporain Lausanne

Supported by:
Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Art Council, Kanton Zürich, City of Zürich

24.09.2024 Dansens hus, Stockholm
25.09.2024 Dansens hus, Stockholm
26.09.2024 Dansens hus, Stockholm
27.09.2024 Dansens hus, Stockholm

Concept and Choreography:
Alexandra Bachzetsis

Composition and Sound Design:
Alban Schelbert

Set Design:
Ivan Wahren and Alexandra Bachzetsis

Light and Video Design:
Ivan Wahren

Costume:
Laurent Hermann Progin with Ulla Ludwig

Dramaturgy and Collaboration Concept:
Dorota Sajewska

Project and Choreographic Consultant:
Stephen Thompson

Rehearsal Director:
João Dinis Pinho in collaboration with Agnieszka Sjökvist Dlugoszewska

Dancers:
Anand Bolder, Eszter Cze?dula?s, Katie Jacobson, Owen Ridley-DeMonick, Noam Segal, Lilian Steiner, Vincent Van der Plas, Antoine Weil, Johanna Willig-Rosenstein

Stunt coach:
Nilla Hansson

Collaboration process and performance:
Judith Coumans, Anna Fitoussi, Elin Hallqvist, Camille Prieux

Production:
Cullberg, in collaboration with All Exclusive

Co-Production:
Gessnerallee Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Arsenic - Centre d’art scénique contemporain Lausanne

Supported by:
Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Art Council, Kanton Zürich, City of Zürich