PREMIERE: 24th September 2017, 20:30 at theatre Meervaart, Amsterdam.
There are 72 countries where homosexuality is still outlawed. In some of them, the penalty is death.
GlitterGods/Stigma is an ode to marginalised and discriminated people from the LGBTQI+ community, and an homage to the LGBTQI+ figures that fought for the freedom we enjoy now in certain countries.
The piece focuses on the friction between freedom and oppression, referencing events part of the LGBTQI+ history: Stonewall, Pride, the Pulse massacre, Chechnya's gay concentration camps...
De Vega creates a set of restrictions (physical, spatial, rhythmical...) through which the performers need to find their freedom, their way to shine.
In this dance of opposites that is life, we can decide who and what we want to be. It’s up to us to accept or reject, to hate or to love!
Choreography: Jesús de Vega
Dancers: Revé Terborg and Pascal Sangl.
Dramaturgy: Eline Tan.
Light design: Varja Klosse.
Production: ICK Amsterdam/Jesús de Vega
Special thanks to Renée Copraij for her ongoing support and inspiration, to Jesse Vanhoeck for her generous help throughout the process and to ICK and its team for their trust and help.
Jesus de Vega is a Supported Artist at ICKamsterdam.
GlitterGods/Stigma pictures and teasers:
Images of N8 (Museum night) presentation, by Reinout Bos:
Photos of Stigma at Vondelpark's Openluchttheater by Myscha Óreo:
Presentations/performances of Stigma (work in progress) :
-Museumnacht N8 (Amsterdam), 5th november 2016.
-Vondelpark Openluchttheater (Amsterdam), 29th July 2016.
- Riley Theatre, Leeds,4th november 2015.
With thanks to Gianluca Vincentini.