13th Dance & Non-verbal Theatre Festival San Vincenti
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Zagreb Dance Company
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10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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The WOMANhouse

The WOMANhouse

choreographer and director: Andreas Constantinou
performers: Dani Mariblanca, Sarah Armstrong, Aline Sánchez, Helena Wilhelmsson
costume designer: Andreas Constantinou
hair and design: Michael Cornege
light design: Peer Mariboe
tour technician: Jeppe Corht
creative consultants: Noelia Mora Solvez, Jeppe Nilsen
sound credits: Antonio Vivaldi – Četiri godišnja doba /The four seasons; Nisi Dominus & Stabat Mater; Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit; Chopin: Nocturne No2; Death Token: Death Scene
production: Himherandit Productions

What is it to be man? What is it to be masculine? Is masculinity separate from being male? What about femininity? What is it to be woman? Do our bodies define our genders? What hides under the social perceptions of sexes? Can we think beyond the gender binarism?

Asking such questions, Andreas Constantinou and Himherandit Productions started the six-year-long GENDERhouse project (2013-2018), with the ambition to create a platform where national and international audiences could spark dialogue and discourse around important gender topics. The GENDERhouse project contains performances, laboratories, educational programmes and youth projects aimed at giving voice to the marginalized and promoting diversity while challenging and questioning social attitudes towards modern day genders.

A part of the project is The WOMANhouse (2015), awarded by the Danish Art Council Foundation, in which four powerfully athletic female performers transform themselves into men. Acting like typical blokes, they emphatically and humorously challenge the stereotypical gender roles and sexuality, and tear up stereotypical ideas about what it is to be a man - and about what female bodies might do.

Andreas Constantinou, choreographer and performance artist, founded HIMHERANDIT Productions in early 2003, with the aim to combine different art forms to create diverse and innovative productions. Continuously stretching artistic boundaries by experimenting with personal borders and vulnerabilities, the company makes performances that push, provoke and engage the viewers into a discourse about important subject matters, creating the space for the marginalized, disregarded, diverse and queer.

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