Marie-Caroline Hominal, Markus Öhrn (SUI / SWE) – HOMINAL/ÖHRN
Wed July 4th at 23.00 BUY TICKET
In her new creation, Marie-Caroline Hominal, choreographer, dancer and performer, inverts the relationship between the choreographer and the interpreter. The person she has chosen to direct her is Markus Öhrn, a visionary figure within the European arts scene, whose shows vehemently denounce the control that Western patriarchy has over beings and bodies. As the author of the production, Hominal voluntarily places herself under the authority of the director, Öhrn. Indeed, the relationship where a man decides what will happen to a woman is one that is familiar to Markus Öhrn. It made a mark on the life of his grandmother, who died a few years ago. She lived in a village in the north of Sweden and was under the total control of the grandfather, a strict and uncompromising patriarchal figure. She was a good mother, a good wife and a good Christian, following social customs and her husband's orders. Not long before her death, Markus Öhrn asked her what she would do if she could live her life over again, and she replied, quite unexpectedly, that she would be more destructive and would follow her own wishes more often. Markus Öhrn has transformed Marie-Caroline Hominal into the Lazarus-like reincarnation of his grandmother, appearing on stage thanks to the masks of theatre and with a transgressive vitality. Here, theatre is the means by which order is renounced to liberate desire and vitality.
The acting and scenography, as well as the music, are subjected to a brutal, almost nightmarish deformation, yet all the while making the structures and logic of domination explicit.
Concept: Marie-Caroline Hominal
Staging: Markus Öhrn
Technical direction, sound and graphism: Damiano Bagli
Masks: Tilda Lovell
With: Marie-Caroline Hominal, Markus Öhrn
Production: MadMoiselle MCH association, Genève; Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Coproduction: TU – Théâtre de l'Usine, Genève
With the support of: Loterie Romande – Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art
MadMoiselle MCH est subventionnée par la Ville de Genève et le Canton de Genève et soutenu par Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture
Performance at Baltoscandal supported by Pro Helvetia.
Thanks to: Institutet (SWE) – Motus (ITA) – Kampu Niemi – Lasse Niemi – Roby Carruba – Janyves Coic – Bruno Dani – Mathieu Dorsaz – Rosi Morilla
Duration: 60 min.
Language: little French and English
PS: The performance contains explicit scenes that might seem offensive and not suitable for minors.