Me&You: In a Dialogue is a collective reading performance in which you (the audience) are invited to read a series of 16 letters addressed by ‘me’ to ‘you’. The letters delve in the themes of care, guilt, limitations, motherhood, nationalism, decoloniality and questionable historiographies - looked through the lens of a brown dancing girl -the "naachnewali" - me.
Together, me & you, share the space for 75 minutes and, collectively orchestrate the experience by: reading aloud or walking around or listening to the voices of others reading around us or by just soaking in the impressions unfolding of your earlier encounters with me.
“....(in these letters) ‘I’ reveals and vibrates its multitude, because the ‘you’ it addresses constantly changes – from being the writer’s past self, to a future child, to friends-artists, one of which is dying, to historical and fictional role models. The ‘I’ as artist, as mother, as friend or spectator tries to find and claim her place in a world that is still defined by too many inequalities between cultures, religions and genders. The ‘I’ as dancer, moving between past, present and future. The ‘I’ as a ‘temporary custodian merely a link between the dead and the unborn’. ....So, if there is one sentence in this first collection that weaves everything together, it is the writer’s intention to be mindful. For all the women to become; for all the women yet to come” - Dance Dramaturg Guy Cools, August 2022
There will be a talk with Catalina Insignares and the dramaturge Joshua Wicke after the event.
|Supported by||MakersFonds, Gemeente Tilburg | Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds | Stichting DansBrabant|